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Playing with Transfer Artist Paper

Video showing an easy way to do an image transfer with Lesley Riley's TAP!

Doing an image transfer is so easy with Lesley Riley‘s TAP.  How easy? It’s even Carolyn proof!  The directions even say “You cannot over-iron it!”  They were right!  My so very sad ironing skills were more than enough to make this work perfectly!  This is a part of the TAP/StencilGirl blog hop so be sure to check out the giveaway details below.

What image did I transfer? One I created using my all time favorite Spark of Art-spiration.  I’ll have a link to the exact image I used in this project in my next newsletter so you too can play with it. It’s free and you can sign up here!

I’m not a seasoned pro with fabrics and fiber related things but the only way I am going to get there is by giving it a go.  In the video, you will see all my learning moments…

Watch Doing an Image Transfer with TAP on YouTube.

Video showing how to do an image transfer with Lesley Riley's TAP by Carolyn Dube I did both muslin and canvas so you could see how the fabric you use makes a slight difference.  The canvas has a bit more texture than the muslin.





Video showing how to do an image transfer with Lesley Riley's TAP by Carolyn DubeSupplies Used:



Video showing how to do an image transfer with Lesley Riley's TAP by Carolyn DubeDo you want to try TAP Transfer Artist Paper and StencilGirl stencils? Just leave a comment and enter to win a FABULOUS pack that will get you started!  One of Lesley Riley’s books, a pack of TAP, and 6 of Mary Beth Shaw’s stencils!

Be sure to stop by StencilGirl Talk & check out Maria McGuire’s post for more chances to win!

You can find all the details over at StencilGirl Talk and all the links to the entire week of posts.  ALL comments left on all posts during this week long hop are eligible to win! But hurry – the giveaway closes on Sunday, November 16th @ 11:59PM Central Time.

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  • Corrine November 14, 2014, 6:08 am

    Love the boots. Be fun to have a pair that colorful wouldn’t it! xox

  • Adele Hanley November 14, 2014, 6:11 am

    I would be so excited to win as I love your stencils, really want to try this tutorial and did a lesson with lesley riley on lifebook but haven’t been able to get hold of any tap paper to try it out. Loved this video as I just got a sewing machine and am learning to use it. 🙂 Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Kimberly Carmichael November 14, 2014, 7:20 am

    Carolyn, I’m a long time fan of yours – love the video. You’re such an inspiration.

  • sue markley November 14, 2014, 7:29 am

    What a great idea! Looking forward to trying it. The stencils are ingenious!

  • Vicky November 14, 2014, 7:35 am

    Hey Carolyne,
    Love your tag, and you say you are not good at sewing?? I even can’t figure out how to thread the machine 🙂

  • Glenda L November 14, 2014, 8:49 am

    Being a Winter Texan, that boot really appeals to me. How very adorable. I like the ornament idea and the unique designs that you can get with this product and a little bit of inspiration. Thanks for sharing your talents.

  • Tasha F November 14, 2014, 8:52 am

    I like this project. You have made me feel brave enough to look at my sewing machine again 😉

  • Consie @ Atop Serenity Hill November 14, 2014, 8:58 am

    Wow, that stuff looks so easy to use! I got my first sewing machine this summer and a ton of projects just popped in my head!

  • Margaret Griffiths November 14, 2014, 9:08 am

    love your work, thanks for all the videos, wonderful

  • Valerie Breingan November 14, 2014, 9:09 am

    Very,very cool transfer.I as well have never done this but it looks really fun.Would love to play & create with this.Tutorial ,,,fantastic.

  • Bea Savellano November 14, 2014, 9:30 am

    love the colors!…bea

  • Shari Czerwinski November 14, 2014, 9:32 am

    Always love seeing what you create 🙂 Also, have loved learning all about TAP this week!

  • Ruth L November 14, 2014, 9:36 am

    Love your boot Carolyn, actually I love the print, and the transfer paper is great, I did a few times fabric transfers in the past, but somehow forgot about it, so I have to have a stash of that transfer paper somewhere 🙂

  • Barb Ingersoll November 14, 2014, 9:38 am

    The video was fun to watch and very clear. It makes me want to go play in my studio. I love the design and the inspiration. Thanks for sharing/

  • Wendy Bain November 14, 2014, 9:52 am

    Your video was very helpful, Carolyn…thank you!
    mzdetail (at) gmail (dot com)

  • Susann trandem November 14, 2014, 10:02 am

    This was great to watch and has me wanting to order some paper. I had no idea how to use it so really appreciated this video. Just what I need, one more thing to play with. Thanks

  • Linda on the Prairie November 14, 2014, 10:11 am

    Let’s be honest. Fabric scares me. But you, Carolyn, can make fabric more appealing as a medium. It’s that gift you have for demystifying products and processes while giving us a sense of freedom. OOPS, not oops!

  • mera buford November 14, 2014, 10:27 am

    I love the look of mingled colors. Especially bright tones. I’ve been wanting to try transfer but I thought it was hard.

  • marylouh November 14, 2014, 11:10 am

    I have a nephew who would love this. thanks for the idea of a Christmas present.
    the boot is so pretty – bright and colorful.
    thanks for sharing.

  • Denise Huntington November 14, 2014, 11:10 am

    I love to watch you create, Carolyn! It’s so nice to know how to try something new and allow yourself to make mistakes. Love that you created an ornament with it!

  • Rhonda Davis November 14, 2014, 11:27 am

    Watching you play you make seem so easy…maybe I’ll be able to have fun and play too!! Keep on playing! 🙂

  • Rebecca Buchanan November 14, 2014, 11:41 am

    Carolyn, you’re videos are always so much fun to watch and I always learn something. Love your tag and was very encouraged by your demo (I too can be iron challenged in spite of working with fabric for most of my projects–I love transfers but have always felt intimidated by them). Thank you!

  • Lesley November 14, 2014, 11:41 am

    I love this Carolyn! It gives me the idea for lots of Christmas ornaments. Thanks so much for playing with TAP and being a part of the blog hop.

  • Judy Shea November 14, 2014, 11:42 am

    What fun to watch. A great idea.. the transfer was flawless.. great job sewing and cutting.. you did it!! Thank you.

  • marie ragons November 14, 2014, 12:06 pm

    Thank you for video ! I want absolutely try TAP it’s seemed very fun.

  • Sue Chesley November 14, 2014, 12:21 pm

    Thank you, Carolyn, for a really great project – I love it 😉 I have had some TAP in my stash for a long time now and have NEVER used it – however – your inspirational piece here is not going to let me put it off any longer. Many thanks!

  • Gwen L. November 14, 2014, 12:41 pm

    What a great project! I love all your bright colors, and it turned out so cool! Thanks for the great inspiration!

  • Lisa DO November 14, 2014, 12:43 pm

    I love this boot stencil – so much fun to see what you did with it! Thanks!

  • Rebecca November 14, 2014, 12:46 pm

    What fun..and great instructions for using the TAP and your colorful Art-spiration! Always fun to see you work and your art! rtilinsk at mail dot win dot org

  • Sallee November 14, 2014, 12:46 pm

    what a cute project! love it!

  • Jo Murray November 14, 2014, 1:08 pm

    Hey Carolyn….what a great idea for handmade fabric Xmas decorations…just in time. Thanks.

  • Cecilia Swatton November 14, 2014, 2:30 pm

    Such beautiful colors, Carolyn!

  • Gilda (mc stamper) November 14, 2014, 2:37 pm

    Love your boot.

  • Janet November 14, 2014, 2:42 pm

    Wonderful, Carolyn! So glad you didn’t “over-iron” it! xo

  • Suzanne November 14, 2014, 3:44 pm

    I can see this as a keychain. Hmm…..I can imagine all the different ones I can make. Thanks!

  • Anne Lou (Nan) Robkin November 14, 2014, 3:54 pm

    Clever! Love that colorful Spark, too!

    alhrobkin (at) aol (dot com)

  • Kathy Gledsdale November 14, 2014, 4:01 pm

    Wow that looks like great stuff and what a great idea you had to use it. Thanks for the info. x

  • Felicia Aaron November 14, 2014, 4:30 pm

    Carolyn, this boot was too, too cute! Love it! Blessings

  • Marguerite Harty November 14, 2014, 4:40 pm

    Great idea for gift tags… as always love what you do..

  • Melanie November 14, 2014, 5:28 pm

    I’d love to be chosen for this giveaway! I’ve not tried TAP, but it looks interesting. And the stencils . . . well, what fun! Thank you for a chance!

  • Kirsten Reed November 14, 2014, 5:58 pm

    Adorable…or should I say enchanting??? 🙂 Looks great!

  • Mary C. Nasser November 14, 2014, 6:34 pm

    Brilliant, Carolyn!
    Love that you used Lesley’s TAP paper and Sue’s stencil, but this is definitely still Carolyn Dube art! So fun! 🙂

  • Jo vandermey November 14, 2014, 6:39 pm

    Sometimes my impatience makes me a bad ironer …especially when I use fusibles.
    Let’s say I have had to clean many an iron.
    Thanks for sharing. I am really enjoying how everyone has use tap and the stencils.

  • helen markee November 14, 2014, 6:56 pm

    thanks for the video and the inspiration!! love it!!

  • Tina November 14, 2014, 8:27 pm

    This looks like lots of fun to play with and I’d love to start working with fabric/sewing more in my art explorations! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  • Maria McGuire November 14, 2014, 8:57 pm

    EXCELLENT tutorial on how to use the TAP. Your free motion turned out fabulous!!! Who couldn’t smile when they see this project!!!

  • Kathy E. November 14, 2014, 9:11 pm

    I’m a lot like you and haven’t had much experience with this either, but I’d sure love to give it a try! I love pushing my creative boundaries!

  • Teresa R November 14, 2014, 9:16 pm

    what a great idea. Love the colors

  • Eileen November 14, 2014, 9:34 pm

    These stencils are looking more and more exciting.

  • Aleta November 14, 2014, 9:40 pm

    that is so awesome! thanks for sharing 🙂 and thanks for the chance to win!

  • Cheryl November 14, 2014, 9:44 pm

    You come up with the coolest projects! Of course you found a way to mix gelli prints with TAP transfers. Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing!

  • Gloria Zucaro November 14, 2014, 9:44 pm

    This is such a cool product, Carolyn. I could even use it for small versions of my drawings or painting on canvas..like a giclee only way cheaper. Thanks so much!

  • Janie November 14, 2014, 10:26 pm

    Great giveaway, thanks for the chance.

  • Andrene November 14, 2014, 11:18 pm

    Your boot is adorable! I love your print and your stitching!!!

  • Veronika November 14, 2014, 11:26 pm

    This looks so cool! I’d love to be able to try this out!

  • Pam S November 15, 2014, 1:39 am

    What a fun boot! Thanks for sharing!

  • Liz Lumsden November 15, 2014, 5:48 am

    Love your little boot! Would look great on my tree here in Texas!

  • Gill November 15, 2014, 6:53 am

    Thanks for a great video – I love your boot!

  • Ruth November 15, 2014, 10:24 am

    Love the boot, love watching your videos!

  • textilerecycler November 15, 2014, 12:11 pm

    Free motion stitching! You go girl… now you’re dipping you toe into my territory! Now you know how I feel in yours. LOL.. great tag for the lucky recipient.
    textilerecycler (at) yahoo (dot)(com)

  • Sandy November 15, 2014, 2:52 pm

    Great tips and ideas — I love StencilGirls’ stencils (I have several), and Lesley Riley is an inspiration. I love this opportunity to see other artists, what they’re doing, and to see how they inspire me as well. Thanks.

  • Cath Sheard November 15, 2014, 4:34 pm

    I love it – I never seem to sew anything, but….

  • Marsha November 15, 2014, 5:01 pm

    perfect timing ..I was just about ready to start playing with image transfers!!

  • Kim McM November 15, 2014, 6:45 pm

    I DO want to try TAP Transfer Artist Paper and StencilGirl stencils! You may not be a seasoned professional, but the end result speaks for itself. I like that you made two versions, too. Thank you for the giveaway and chance to win.

  • Denise Spillane November 16, 2014, 11:12 am

    Oh Carolyn, we need a book of sayings by you ” very sad ironing skills” too funny. I am always smiling or giggling as I learn with you. Fun fun fun. Love your boot and video, thank you for doing this. Keep going girl!

  • TX Creatrix November 16, 2014, 11:26 am

    Great! Would love to win!

  • Mary Ann Gross November 16, 2014, 12:03 pm

    Love the boot!

  • Saranne November 16, 2014, 1:30 pm

    Love this boot scooting boogie boot! Can’t wait to try this! ❤️

  • Mandy Fariello November 16, 2014, 3:24 pm

    I would love a chance to win!..always love your videos.. 🙂

  • Cheryl Gebhart November 16, 2014, 5:16 pm

    I almost missed this post – glad I saw it. I have some TAP that I have yet to play with – looks like I need to get it out and start playing!

  • amy November 16, 2014, 8:27 pm

    I love your posts and inspiration! Dying to try stencilgirl stencils.

  • Mary November 16, 2014, 9:43 pm


  • Leann Lindeman November 16, 2014, 10:24 pm

    So fun! I want to win!!!!!

  • Martice Smith II November 16, 2014, 11:14 pm

    Great video, Carolyn! Love that boot stencil and what you’ve done with TAP. I gotta try it!

  • Brenda November 16, 2014, 11:55 pm

    TAP is new to me. Would love to learn more!

  • Shawnee Charles November 17, 2014, 2:39 am

    Aww Would love to win just 1 lol’ They are so awesome

  • Judy Witkin November 17, 2014, 10:55 am

    I’ve always wanted to try image transfer and now I’m going to do it even if I don’t win. Thank you for giving me a shot. This is going to be fun. I’m hoping to win the stencils too!!!!

  • Beth Figiel November 18, 2014, 12:06 pm

    Thank you So much for doing this on muslin and canvas! That was the 1st thing that PoPPed in to my head. I WANT your stencils!!! AND the TAP paper.

  • Jennifer hammond November 18, 2014, 11:52 pm

    Oh I love the boot so much!!! I recently discovered you on YouTube and I feel like your my best friend you are a joy to listen to and watch thank you I’m on disability and I get down on myself from time to time and it is fun to listen to someone that expresses joy!! Thanks again!!!