Today I played with TAP
and here are some of the results...
For those of you who aren't familiar with TAP - it's Transfer Artist Paper (Iron-On image transfer sheets) by Lesley Riley. This stuff is utterly phenomenal to work with. The papers are 8.5 x 11" which is perfect for your printer. Because it is not cheap, you are best to plan your sheet of transfers prior to printing them off to avoid wasting any of the TAP. I decided on my layout and then lightly used a glue stick to adhere them to a regular piece of copy paper to hold them in place. Then I simply printed directly onto the TAP. The images are then iron-on-able (is that a word??) to pretty much any surface including wood, metal and glass. I ordered mine directly from Lesley here.
In the picture I've tried ironing onto three old doilies (one is a hankie I think) - the image of the lilacs, the one in the upper left and the little girl. The middle image on the top is on muslin and the lower left is onto a piece of a natural fabric (similar to linen). I also ironed some onto the watercolour paper I'm using for my journal class.
Speaking of my journal class - here is another of my pages. I really like this one! Sorry about the paper clip - forgot to remove it!
For those of you interested in embroidery
AND eye candy
you really need to visit
Karen does exquisite embroidery in a contemporary way. When I say 'exquisite' I mean that in the true sense of the word! You can read her blog here and you can also see more of her work in her Etsy shop here. Please do visit her and say hi!