I decided to try my hand at embellishing a little infant T-shirt. I chose to use the Pink Cat Studio stamp from the Farmyard Friends kit.
I colored my image with Copic markers. Now, this is a little tricky because the Copic ink will travel a bit. You need to have a very light hand and start in the middle of your shape so you can judge how far the ink will travel on your fabric. After I colored – I heat set with the iron again.
Then I used the Puffy Velvet marker to make the sheep wool (The puffy velvet marker is designed for paper or fabric). I just dabbed it over the woolly part of the sheep (but not over the stamp line) and let it dry. You may want to slip a piece of wax paper under the shirt before you add the puffy velvet – in a couple spots the velvet bleed through and I had to peel the cardstock off the back after it dried.
Then you just use your heat gun to puff the velvet – it takes a bit of heating, but don’t brown your velvet. (make sure you take the wax paper out before you heat).
I have to confess, I only washed this once to check if it was colorfast and it did fine. But if I was going to make a lot of them I think I would get fabric markers. I’ve used them in the past (for Girl Scouts) and they look nice, are easy to use on fabric and I know for a fact will survive many washings.