Last week I showed you some expanded squares I was working on. Even though I thought that they might make interesting yardage, especially the hearts, I decided to start by just messing around with applying one square as a transfer to some fabric.
1. I decided to use the T-shirt transfer method, so I printed the pattern out onto a sheet of transfer paper.
2. I used Quinacridone violet and Lumiere crimson acrylic paints to color some muslin fabric in a plastic bag.
3. After the fabric has dried overnight and been ironed well, iron on the transfer, following the manufacturer's directions.
4. I used additional Quinacridone violet, Lumiere crimson, and added some Lumiere halo violet gold to enhance the fabric. You can see the biggest problem with T-shirt transfers: you can always tell where the edge is. I will have to take that into account and use it to my advantage when I use this in a finished piece. Stitching or beadwork which emphasizes the outline will probably help!
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