This is an incredible card and I have had several different patterns on how to do it and NONE of them were as simple as this version by DAWN’S STAMPING STUDIO. I found her web site by accident but I am pleased that I did. She is also a STAMPIN UP instructor and sales rep which means that you can also order other things like stamps and papers from her as well as checking out her videos. I really like the way she does the videos and her enthusiasm is great. In addition to the WATERFALL CARD...check out her video on the BUNNY CARD and the FLOWER POT CARD.
Both of these images are from Dawn’s Blog. For the Bunnies you don’t have to have the templates to cut the shapes all you need to do is draw a free hand heart shape and put lay your template onto a folded sheet of paper just like she shows you in the video. Dawn’s directions/video on how to create the waterfall card are the BEST directions I have seen for this card. They are simple and easy to follow. And as I mentioned she is also set up to sell stamps and other things like punches and templates.
Ok I wasn’t going to put this one it this time but….I just loved it and it was so SPRING so I thought since I was here I’d just do it… This is also one of DAWN’S VIDEOS and as I said its quick and simple and if you must have it just like her sample here then you are right on her sight and can order from her as well.
When I did mine I didn’t have the texture stamp she uses in video so I ran mine thru the cuttlebug with a texture embossing template and I really liked it also my paper was white inside so I was able to sand it a little to make the flower pot look a little rougher…I also had different flower punch it had rounded shape but that works as well.
NOW THE PLUS
This just seemed so amazing to me I had to share it I got it in an e-mail from Linda O Neill. I should say tell you that I have done this with just stamps and inks but I have not tried running it thru my computer to print a photo on it …I am going to give it a try but do be sure its adhered to the backing paper or your printer might eat it and choke to death …creating a huge mess still it does sound interesting. Also why she doesn’t say it think it needs to go thru dryer or at least wet and crinkled to just stamp on them maybe for printing thru computer it would be best to use right out of box . Since I don’t use them and don’t want that smell in my dryer I would just wet them and let them dry outside. Let me know if you try and if possible send digital or hard copies to me to share.
How to Print on Dryer Sheets
I can’t remember when I started using dryer sheets instead of liquid fabric softener. But the first time one of these gossamer fiber fragments floated out of a basketful of towels I said to myself, hmmm, I bet you could do something with those.
|“Piterskoie Okno/St. Pete Window 13,”
by Natalya Aikens
A lot of other fiber artists were way ahead of me, dyeing, painting, stamping, printing, and stitching them into art.
Perhaps no one has made more beautiful use of dryer sheets than Natalya Aikens, who wrote about her digital art printing and painting process for Cloth Paper Scissors magazine. When I saw the article I thought, “Wow, what a way to upcycle.”
She begins by altering photographs digitally and ends with handstitching. The combination of digital photo art, fiber art, and paint produces an ethereal mixed-media photo collage. But it’s so easy to do.
Printing on Dryer Sheets
1. Choose a photograph. I use my own and play with it in Photoshop, cropping it, using filters, generally achieving a sharp, crisp image that I like. Alternatively, you can draw the image you like and scan it into your computer.
2. Select used dryer sheets for printing. Your printer will like you much more if you choose sheets that have crisp edges. Smooth them flat and then iron them to a freezer-paper sheet cut to size (8½” x 11″ for most household printers).
3. Print your photograph. If you’re printing more than one sheet, feed the sheets through the printer one at a time. Once your sheet is printed and dry, peel it off the freezer paper. Now you can use it in your art as is or paint it first.
|“Piterskoie Okno/St. Pete Window 10,”
by Natalya Aikens
Natalya notes that in her experience, printing on conventional dryer sheets doesn’t necessarily require pre-treatment with a medium like Golden’s Digital Ground (Clear).
But, it all depends on your time frame. If you don’t pre-treat, it will take days or even weeks for the ink to dry completely. With pre-treating, the waiting time is 24 hours to a few days. However, pre-treatment will usually make the dryer sheet stiffer and more opaque.
You can experiment with dyeing or painting the sheets first, mounting them on different fabrics or papers before stitching, or adhering them to a substrate in a different way. You might also want to try different brands of sheets to see how they look or feel after washing and see what happens when you wash them several times.
THANKS FOR SHARING, LINDA.
Sorry I am a day late this week… HAPPY ST PATRICK’S DAY …here’s to the wearing o’ the green… AS ALWAYS THANKS FOR STOPPIN BY.