I just finished up a quick little project using Lesley Riley's TAP Transfer Artist Paper that C&T Publishing sent to me. I used a photo of my friends Basset Hound and put some info about the breed behind the photo. I used Photoshop and reversed the image before printing on the TAP Transfer Artist Paper with my inkjet printer.
For my background fabric I used the Heavenly Hues Halo batik from Island Batik. I carefully ironed the transfer on to the fabric using a piece of painters tape to secure it in place. Following the directions, I used a hot, dry iron and then removed the backing while it was still hot. I was nervous but it worked perfectly.
Then I added a border of another Island Batik fabric from the Countryside Collection. This is a new one that will be shown at Market. I made a quilt using the collection. I had a couple Aurifil threads that matched perfectly.
The Transfer Artist Paper gives your image a rubbery feel like a film. I wasn't sure how much free-motion quilting I should do on it and didn't want to have to take out stitches which I think would leave a permanent mark so I just outlined the dog and border. It worked okay, just
made a lot of noise.
This is going to be a gift to Otis's "mom and dad". I took the photo last summer when he was a pup. Last weekend he came for a visit and I took him for a walk.....he is getting big!
If you like any of the photos and use Pinterest please pin them as C&T Publishing as a contest going on for the most re-pins. Maybe that means I should pin and you should re-pin......LOL.
I had fun using the TAP Transfer Artist Paper and I think I'll try it on t-shirts for the girls. If I plan on doing a lot of free-motion quilting I think it would be better to just run the fabric through my printer.