Curious about the Fabric Ink starter kit??? Take a look at how amazing it is! Your kit comes with the stencil vinyl and transfer tape rolled in one. You also get a hook tool, ink tray, 1 bottle of black fabric ink, distressing sponge, sponge brush, instructional DVD, idea book and a download card with the 10 free shapes.
To download click on my account, if you haven’t set one up yet you can do so by clicking on free account in the online store. Under my account select the button that says “Redeem Promotional Download Card” link. Then click “Apply Card”. It will take you directly to the place where you will be able to download the shapes.
From here it will be downloaded to your library. If for some reason you do not see them in your library you may need to recover the order.
Now that they are downloaded I have chosen the pirate to work with. So I will click on it and import it into my artboard.
The next step is to cut it out. Choose the vinyl settings load your stencil vinyl into the silhouette and hit cut!
Once that is done weed away the shape leaving the negative space to act as the stencil. You can use the hook tool that came with your starter kit to help you with this process.
Once that is done you will place the transfer tape on top of the vinyl stencil. Using the scrapper tool you will want to make sure a good bond will secure the two together.
I am going to prep my fabric ink next. Squeeze a small amount onto the ink tray. I will be painting the pirate a little grungy on this onesie, so I like to use the distressing sponge. It is quite large so I will be cutting it into pieces I can use. I do this by cutting the sponge in half and then into quarters. This allows me to work with it a little easier.
Then peel away the transfer tape/vinyl stencil from the vinyl backing. You then place it where you want on your project and using the scrapper again you will make sure a good bond exists between the project and the stencil vinyl.
Then you can peel away the transfer tape.
Dab your sponge into the fabric ink. I will pat the excess off just so I can have a little more control of the grunge feel.
Once you have acheived the look you want, let your fabric ink sit for 20 minutes. Then you can peel away your stencil vinyl to reveal the shape. Once your Project is completely dry you will iron the ink to set it.
This little onesie will be perfect for that little Halloween monster! Happy Monday!