Thursday, November 13, 2014

A Little TAP and StencilGirl Make a Great Gift!


Welcome to the Lesley Riley Transfer Artist Paper & Stencil Girl Blog Hop! Whew...that is quite a mouthful! 



I used this wonderful product to make a special gift for a friend.  I took a photo I had of my friend with her brother and sister and printed it on my inkjet printer to the Lesley Riley TAP (Transfer Artist Paper).  I went ahead and used up the entire sheet by printing multiple copies.  


I then cut out one photo and ironed it on to a piece of muslin until I was sure the entire image had transferred.
 

I then cut another piece of muslin to paint on for the backside.


Quick REALITY Check: (just in case you were thinking this cleverly cropped photo above was of a neat desk...this one below shows the true story!!!) hahahaha! Just keeping it real!


Okay, so back to the painting.  I used this marvelous paint from pebeo paints ~ a iridescent silver.  I can not tell you how much I LOVE these paints ~ especially when I am creating Christmas ornaments and paintings! They make me sparkle inside!


So I spread the paint on the muslin, with some paper towels to absorb seepage through the back.


Then I took Lizzie Mayne's Art Nouveau stencil from StencilGirl and black paint to add a pattern and contrast.


This is what it looked like when I finished the back.



I sewed the two sides together, added ribbon and stuffed slightly.


I trimmed the ragged edges of the muslin with pinking shears and then added some "jooj" to make it pop!  I used some scrap ribbon and made a ribbon bow, glued it to the bottom of the ornament and added a little button.


 And there you have a beautiful, handmade special gift for anyone on your list!



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Here are links to supplies I used:




Pebeo High Viscosity Studio Acrylic, Iridescent Copper

GIVEAWAY!!!
Do you want to try TAP and StencilGirl stencils? We have you covered!! Just leave a comment and enter to win this FABULOUS pack that will get you started. All comments left on all posts are eligible to win! 



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63 comments:

  1. What an amazing gift for your friend! Love the look of the transfer on muslin, too!
    Must try those paints! :)

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  2. I have never used this technique and it sounds like lots of fun! Would love to try it! nydia1@cox.net

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  3. What a a fabulous idea Kirsten!! Lovely turnout and looks so beautiful on your? tree? Are you decorated already? heehee tfs ")

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    1. It's just a TINY tree in my studio I use to hold my ornaments I paint! I am soooooooo not ready to decorate! :)

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  4. That's gorgeous, Kirsten! I love this idea.
    deardeniseh(at)yahoo(dotcom)

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  5. Love the way it turned out. Great idea. I'd love to be a lucky winner.

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  6. I great keepsake for future generations.
    thanks for sharing the directions.

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  7. What a wonderful and personal gift! I love the stencil you chose and oh, my! Those paints I must try! (Hey, I made a rhyme!) :-)

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  8. Would love to win these to make great gifts & be otherwise creative.

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  9. This is such a great idea... beautiful project, and such a great gift!

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  10. Just received a picture of three of my cousins...I'll be using your idea! Thanks! rtilinsk at mail dot win dot org

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  11. Id love to do this of my grandkids. Thanks for the idea...b

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  12. That's so cool. Love the idea of TAP on muslin...AND the art nouveau stencil.

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  13. Great idea for a very personal gift. I love it!

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  14. This is a beautiful and thoughtful gift.

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  15. Love this idea. Such a thoughtful gift.

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  16. With this blog hop I'm getting so many new ideas to try. Your friend is so fortunate to have you as a friend!!

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  17. I cannot wait to try TAP. The art this week on the blog hop has been so much fun. Beautiful, creative art work.

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  18. Beautiful Project! I love the sentiment behind it.

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  19. This is a neat gift idea, thanks for sharing. I have been enjoying seeing everyone's techniques!

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  20. This project is poetry! So pretty and your friend is gong to love it!!

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  21. Love your great project. Really like the use of photos.

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  22. What a meaningful ornament! Anyone would love these! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  23. I love your idea for this personal gift. Simple steps but so effective. I will have to dig out some silly family photos and surprise a few 'near and dear' this holiday.

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  24. Beautiful gift! I always love your ideas.

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  25. What a wonderful gift! The Stencil Girl stencil that you chose was really perfect.
    This gives me some ideas for gifts myself... thank you!
    textilerecycler (at) yahoo (dot)(com)

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  26. This is a great technique, and a wonderful giveaway. Another great inspiration.

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  27. This would also make great gifts for a wedding party. Very nice!

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  28. What a wonderful gift to give for any occasion. I'm waiting on my Pebeo paints to arrive in a few days. I can't wait to try this out on some ornaments for Christmas. Thanks so much for sharing your talent and a chance to win some wonderful prizes.

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  29. Love your design and that stencil, Kristen. Can you explain "jooj" ? Not familiar with that term.
    mzdetail (at) gmail (dot com)

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    1. "jooj"...is just a way to fancy something up, embellish it a bit! :)

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  30. So inspiring- want to find a family photo and start making this NOW!

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  31. Sorry, I meant Kirsten! Just a typo!

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  32. I love to give personal gifts. I usually don't use fabric but I think 2014 will be different! Thanks for the ideas.

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  33. This is such a great idea and as someone else already said, would be great for a wedding, anniversary, etc. party. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  34. Wow, Kirsten, I LOVE this! Thanks so much for playing with TAP. I shared your project on my Pinterest Made with TAP board.

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    1. Thank you! I enjoyed working with it Lesley!

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  35. Such a darling ornament! And I think I am going to have to order me some of those Pebeo acrylics - another thing to get addicted to, lol. Thanks for a lovely project!

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  36. I bet your friend was tickled pink to get this - love how you did this!

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  37. This is great! The back is just as nice as the front.

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  38. What a fun special piece... thanks for sharing it with us!!

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  39. I echo the sentiments above.wonderful project thanks for sharing.
    Jo

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  40. I really, really can't wait to try these.

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  41. my e-mail address is:lstardust999@aol.com

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  42. Great idea - perfect for Christmas gifts!
    gillwatson(at)mailbox(dot)co(dot)uk

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  43. Great idea. My family would love something like this. Can not wait to get started. Susann
    slosinj(at)mac(dot)com

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  44. Great tips and ideas -- I love StencilGirls' stencils (I have several), and Lesley Riley is an inspiration. I love this opportunity to see other artists, what they're doing, and to see how they inspire me as well. Thanks. (Sandy at wrybbunz@gmail.com)

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  45. What a sweet project. And I love the honest shot of your desk :-)
    cathsheard (at) xtra.co.nz

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  46. Your ornament turned out great. And your desk looks a lot like mine! I love it. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  47. Love your project. I want to do this for holidays. Now if I can just get the family to send some photos!

    Sunmoongal at me dot com

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  48. Really like your project! Very nice. chefl@swbell.net

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