Find ”Monkey Love” Sublime Stitching, Part 1 (Click Here)
Find ”Monkey Love” Sublime Stitching, Part 2 (Click Here)
Hot off the iron! I just finished ironning the monkeys! It’s exciting! I feel like a live broadcast!
The monkeys, as we knew them yesterday, colored and awaiting the melting process:
The ominous iron. Heating…monkeys waiting for the hot sauna.
Making the paper sandwhich…and sheet of paper under the monkey material, and a sheet covering the monkey material.
Iron heated to “Really Hot”, 😉 cotton.
One last peek at the monkeys before the iron changes them forever!
Hot iron pressing down hard on the monkeys.
The tension grows. Will they make it? How much will they change? Will the highlight and shadow stay? Will the wax melt and make a mess?
Not much happens.
The wax heats and melts. There is a strong odor of …melted wax… 😉 I hope the iron is still usable after all this?!
Some color starts to bleed through the paper!!
Here’s the paper!
How are the monkeys? Let’s take a look.Wh
Whew! They made it! I thought the details might all smudge together and get fuzzy…or the wax would melt and add smudges everywhere…or the colors would appear differently than with just the raw coloring…but, no! They seem clear. They seem the right color. (The strong white highlight is gone, but it is melted in.)
I thought they needed another pressing. So, here is the second paper.
Don’t search too long. I couldn’t see ANY wax remnant on the second paper pressed and ironed.
Take a peek UNDER the monkeys. Did they leave any wax UNDER them?
I don’t see any wax or color on the back of the material or on the bottom blotter paper. I hope that is alright and the tint/color will stay in the material.
Here is the final tint on the fabric after 2 pressings:
Now to set it up with the QSnaps and get it ready for embroidering.
Hubby made a QSnap holder for me. It’s a stand for hands free embroidery. I don’t have to hold the hoop while stitching. We saw a floor model in a store and he vowed to make one that would work with my style of stitching since I like to sit cross-legged anywhere and everywhere! I will post and write about the stand next!
Whoo hoo! I’m off to stitch the monkeys! I had a few emails saying that people were going to try the tint with crayon technique! Whoo hoo, they are trying it! Your life needs fun. Go ahead, have some fun!
Find Giggleface Studios tutorial for tinting with crayons (Click Here)
Find Craftster forum with tinting with crayons information (Click Here)
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Find Sublime Stitching, Jenny Hart (Click Here)