Astar's Craft: Metallic Art
Art with a difference…
Canvas frame embellished with iron-on, ‘ Melrose ave- mix and match transfer kits’ … very groovy, very easy instant art to grace any environment.
The iron-on transfers are part of the Simplicity Creative Group and are really designed to embellish clothing.
The hardest part is selecting which transfer you want super-imposed onto face of canvas.
They come in a variety of colours/designs: including fantastic metallic effects.
If I was asked to define these transfers, I’d say they were like faded tattoos.
Things to gather –
Canvas frame in a size to hold
Melrose ave – iron on transfer in a design to suit + metallic transfer of choice
Iron and hard iron proof surface
Set iron; steam off, to setting between wool and cotton.
Lay project on a hard, heat tolerant surface.
Position the transfer, face side down in desired location.
Apply heat evenly across design area by pressing a section at a time for 20-25 seconds each. Allow project to cool to touch.
Lift away transfer paper to reveal design image.
Repeat if necessary should transfer not completely fuse to canvas.
Repeat using metallic transfer.