Hi Everyone! It’s Carmen today. Well, one of my favorite books in the world is “Alice in Wonderland” with the famous original drawings by Sir John Tenniel. All the artwork is delightful but I especially love the images of the White Rabbit blowing a horn and the Mad Hatter jumping out of his shoes. I had a pair of long black oven mitts that I thought would be fun to decorate with some Alice in Wonderland artwork. So I downloaded my images, printed them onto smooth Roc-lon fabric and then added color with Ann Butler inks and stamps. Did you know that if you add a little bit of water to Ann Butler Crafters’ Inks that you can paint with them like watercolors? You can and you will love it! Here’s what I did:
Plain extra-long black oven mitts
Roc-lon® Multi-Purpose Cloth™ – 8″x 11″ piece
Red embroidery floss
Alice in Wonderland images – download from internet
Sewing needle, pins, scissors, paintbrush, clothes iron, paper towels, laser printer/computer
1. Print your selected images onto the piece of Roc-lon fabric using the laser printer. (I found my images online and downloaded them to my computer.)
2. To make a nice ink paint, use your paintbrush to mix a little Ann Butler ink with a few drops of water in the stamp pad lid. Paint the artwork with the various colored inks. You’ll find that the inks get brighter if you let the fabric dry a little and then add more coats.
3. Stamp two squares on the lower half of the fabric sheet using the 3″Picnic stamp and the red Canyon ink pad.
4. Heat set the ink by placing a paper towel on the painted fabric and pressing with the iron for 30 seconds.
5. Cut the painted images out. Cut the stamped fabric into two hearts.
6. Pin one heart and one painted image to each mitt and stitch in place with embroidery floss.
That’s it! I hope you enjoyed this project and that it inspires you to try making your own special pair of oven mitts! Enjoy!