There are designs suitable for most anything one might wish for household linens, apparel decorations, quilts, wall hangings, and even special occasions. If you like lazy daisy or French knot stitches you'll find them. There are cross stitch, outline stitch, running stitch, button hole and others.
FOR TEXTILE PAINTING:
AUNT MARTHA'S Hot Iron Transfers are suitable for textile painting because the stamping is a transfer of dye - and not colored wax. There is no wax in the stamping that prevents the paint from properly penetrating into and adhering to the fabric.
FOR BALL POINT PEN painting (liquid embroidery) stamp the design same as for embroidery. Retrace the stamped lines with desired colors.
Any AUNT MARTHA'S design which is suitable for embroidery can also be used for Ball Point Pen Painting. The Butterfly motifs with cross stitch lattice work background in Aunt Martha's pattern 3437 are pretty for various painted household linens or for articles of wearing apparel. Try one of the morning glory clusters in Aunt Martha's pattern 3111 for an overall design for a ladies handkerchief or the same motif for the shoulder of a blouse. It is beautiful done in brush paint too. You might like the Rose Spray in pattern No. 3268 for a summer skirt. Either one or both sprays may be used in various arrangements -- and a portion of the spray for the shoulder of a blouse. You'll think of many thrilling ideas for using these motifs done in Ball Point Paint.
FOR BRUSH TEXTILE PAINTING stamp the design same as for embroidery. Now by using a thin cardboard or stiff plastic square (about 3 or 4 inches square) as a guide held along the stamped line, outside edge, you may apply the paint by brushing off of the guide on to the fabric. You get the same effect as using stencils.
FOR WOOD CUTOUTS:
Stamp the design on smooth wood (trace if you prefer). Saw out with coping, key-hole or jig saw. Paint details (Ball Point Paint is good) to complete. You'll see many AUNT MARTHA'S designs which are suitable for novelty wood cutouts. There are some numbers which are especially for wood cutouts.
FOR CHINA, METALS or OTHER HARD SURFACES
Trace the design by using carbon paper. Then paint in desired color combination by following the traced lines. When you look through our selection of AUNT MARTHA'S Hot Iron Transfers you'll see many motifs you will like for China painting, metals, and other hard surfaces. For example, you may like the butterfly and cross stitch lattice work background, design No. 3437, for a China Plate (leave off name of day) -- or perhaps the Dutch Girl Motifs in No. 3021.
FOR CLEAR GLASS, PARCHMENTS, CLEAR PLASTICS, ETC.
Secure the design to the back or reverse side so the lines show through. Then paint by following the lines. Ball Point Paint is excellent because anyone can do nice work with it. You'll see many designs just right for hand painted beverage glasses. Just to mention a few -- the Hillbillies in AUNT MARTHA'S Pattern No. 3761. Rabbit Tea Towel Motifs in No. 675, Flowers for Paint or Embroider in No. 3698, the Indians in No. 3355, the Birds in No. 9637.
For a painted parchment lamp shade you might like the Bird motifs in No. 3111 or perhaps the Morning Glory Cluster in No. 3285, or the Rose Spray in No. 3268.
As you look through the AUNT MARTHA'S transfers available in our store you will see many designs that will give you no end of inspirations for needlework, textile painting and other art crafts for your home or for wearing apparel or other decorations.
Stamping Directions for Hot Iron Transfer Patterns
To get several clear stampings from each design, follow these simple directions:
1. Wash fabric to remove sizing before stamping.
2. Cut out the design to be stamped. Cut away any portion not wanted in the stamping. Any smear marks or unwanted lines will transfer if not removed prior to stamping. Heat fabric by ironing. Hot fabric stamps more quickly.
3. Pin or baste pattern on fabric with printed side down. Place fabric on a smooth protected, padded ironing board.
4. Preheat a DRY iron on cotton setting for heavy weight fabric or on the wool setting for light weight fabric; check to make sure iron temperature will not harm the fabric.
5. Place preheated dry iron on the transfer. Move iron slowly, back and forth for 5 seconds. Check stamping by carefully raising edge of pattern to make sure transfer design is clear. If design appears faint, repeat step 5.
6. For dark materials, which may not show stamping, place white dressmakers carbon, color side down, between transfer pattern and fabric. Carefully trace lines of the pattern with sharp pencil.
7. Always use a test transfer from each pattern. Use a scrap of the fabric you will be stamping. This will help determine the proper heat setting and time required for a clear stamping.
1. Synthetic fabrics such as rayon cannot take too much heat. When transferring on synthetic fabrics, use a cloth between pattern and iron to protect fabric from heat of iron. Use heat setting recommended for the type of fabric you are using.
2. Stamping on needlework canvas requires the cotton setting and more time for stamping. Place a cloth between iron and transfer to protect canvas from heat of iron.