Hi all and welcome to another Create With Me Monday! If you haven’t jumped on the stamping on canvas craze, there’s probably a great reason why. Maybe you’ve never had access to canvas? Maybe you’ve tried with undesirable results? Maybe you never even thought about it! Well, I have to say, I was in all three of those categories at one point or another. I’d tried stamping on canvas with horrible results. I could never get a crisp image but yet I loved the charm that canvas provides. So, I had a lightbulb moment and thought – why not stamp and iron on paper? So, that’s exactly what I did and that’s what I am going to show you how to do today!
Here’s what you need: a stamp set of your choice (I used Flourishes’ Botanical Blossoms 1), ink that will stamp in non-porous material (I used Brilliance Graphite Black ink but you can also use Staz-On if you clean your stamp immediately), canvas – check out these items in the Flourishes store, Avery Ink Jet Iron On Transfer Paper, and Copic Markers.
STEP 1: Stamp on the top side of the transfer paper and trim down to the size of your canvas item.
STEP 2: Lay iron on piece face down toward your canvas and follow the iron on transfer directions.
STEP 3: This is what your item will look like after it’s taken time to cool and after you’ve peeled back the transfer paper.
Now, it’s time to color! FYI: Don’t try to over color and blend a lot on this piece because, you might damage the ironed on surface. You will also need to use darker colors than you would normally pick up because coloring on the iron on transfer is a bit more slick and won’t absorb the ink like paper will. I used these Copic Collections to color my piece and stuck to the darker colors in each range:
The Iced Aqua Collection was used around my image to make it pop just a wee bit more. And here’s my finished colored piece!
And here’s my finished card….
For my card, I used BasicGrey Picadilly and added a stamped tag using a Flourishes Classic Tags die and a sentiment from the Tiny Flowers and Tags stamp set. Add some stitching, a seam binding ribbon, pearl accents and lastly — I did add some Liquid Pearls to the centers of my flowers to give them a little more pop.
Here’s a closeup of my iron on piece…
So, I hope you give this technique a try and check out some of the fun canvas accents that Flourishes has in the store. I have to say – using the iron on transfer technique really delivers crisp results with that fun, country charm that using canvas on a card provides!
Happy stamping and Happy Create With Me Monday!