Monday, 3 September 2012

Transfer Artist Paper week: fabric

Hope you had a lovely weekend. Are you ready for the back to school/lunch box routine? I guess the kids go back to school this week in the UK too. 

Our talented DT has been working with Transfer Artist Paper, or TAP paper for short. This has been a very popular product at our last Extravaganza and we thought we would feature it for our blog readers too, especially for those who did not have the chance to attend our event. 

TAP paper is a premium quality transfer paper that allows you to transfer images to virtually any surface with the heat of an iron. Although, I must add, that our team has had more luck with porous surfaces like wood, canvas or fabric than on non porous surfaces... 

You will find the full detailed instructions inside the package, but here's a bit more about it:

- Inkjet print (only), paint, stamp, or draw images on to TAP
- Iron on to your surface
- Transferred images are crisp and colourfast
- Washable and crack-resistant on fabric
- Overlap transferred images for a layered or collaged look
- Try Silicone Release Paper for protecting your iron and ironing board (sample sheet included)

Today, we are going to start with using TAP paper on fabric with Jane and Karen.
Let's start with Jane...

The image is a Crafty Individuals 2 1/4" square which I scanned into my computer, flipped so that the writing would print correctly
and then resized to 6" as that is what I wanted the finished picture size to be....
This picture shows the original next to the new resized image printed onto the TAP paper.

I ironed it onto white Polycotton fabric and made my cushion. I was actually surprised how easy it was to use and how lovely 
the image looked on the fabric. I made the little cushion by hand....couldn't be bothered to get the sewing machine out!

The image was decorated by sewing beads around it and a bow of ribbon and trimmings to finish!

Jane used:
Crafty Individuals 2 1/4" squares - Nostalgia 2
White Polycotton

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Now with Karen....

I stamped Crafty Individuals stamp CI-185 onto the Artists Tranfer Paper, then coloured lightly with Copic pens. This was then ironed onto some white cotton. I added some beads to the centres of the flowers before sewing this onto patterned fabric. I added more beads around the edge then frayed the white cotton. This was all sewed onto a base which was sewn into a lined pocket. More beads and a button were added. The 2x4 journal was decorated to match.

Karen used
Crafty Individuals Stamp CI-185

Our special offer this week will be 15% off Distress Stains 
Enter the code DISTRESS15 at checkout

A little note from Crafty Individuals:
You are welcome to scan, resize, and print any of our images onto TAP paper for your personal use only, including selling your hand crafted items. But please don’t sell printed TAP, using our images, or offer our images themselves for downloading on the internet, as we do own the copyright.

See you tomorrow


  1. Both Jane and Karen have made beautiful pieces. For me, Karen's work has the edge because I just love the idea of using this on cards. I love her choice of colours and the beads!!
    I love TAP paper after seeing it at the extravaganza and would suggest anyone who hasn't tried it to get some - it's so much fun and hugely versatile.

  2. Nice to see something a bit different highlighted this week and also the Crafty Individuals policy. Both samples are great.

  3. thanks for the inspiration on these marvellous samples, I will use TAP to make some Christmas gifts.

  4. Gorgeous projects by both ladies must have a look at this TAP!!


  5. Love both projects and the tips on using TAP. Can I use color laser printer to print images on TAP?

  6. Hi Katie,
    As mentioned above, it will work in inkjet printer only.
    Sorry :(


  7. Deux superbes réas dans des styles très différents, bravo à toutes les deux !!! Hugs, Coco

  8. two super pieces, different looks achieved using same product, excellent x


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