Saturday, May 10, 2014

Alice in Wonderland from Sin City Stamps

This is Karen from Starshine Salon.

Sin City Stamps has two new plates of Alice in Wonderland stamps!  You can see them here and here.

I decided to create a Wonderland Tea with mine.  The first piece I made was a centerpiece for the table.

Alice with tea set
I started with a vintage linen centerpiece.  I love the lace border!  A little dip in tea hid some stains, and I decided to place my panels so that one of them would hide the hole.

Tabelcloth (800x753)
I stamped the images onto tea dyed muslin.  Stamping on fabric usually works best with tightly woven fabrics.  For this project, I chose a piece of muslin that was smooth but not stiff, so that it didn’t interfere with the soft hand of the linen.  I used Colorbox Chalk Ink in Dark Brown and heat set the images with an iron.  For more information on stamping on fabric, check out this post.

I like to stamp onto a piece of fabric that I can discard if the image doesn’t come out well.  I also like to stamp on a piece of fabric that is larger than I think I will need, and then trim the fabric later.  That way if I stamp crooked or off-center, I can make up for that when I trim the piece.

Images (800x600)

I trimmed all the pieces to the same size using a rotary cutter.  Then I pinned them in place on the centerpiece.

Panels pinned on (2)

I stitched each piece down with a zigzag stitch.  Then I added vintage lace around each panel.

Completed (2)
Alice (2)
Hatter (2)
White Rabbit (2)
Page (2)

I’m still contemplating what other pieces I will make for my Wonderland Tea.  I hope you’ll check back and see what I come up with!

Teapot (2)