Friday, July 09, 2010


Iron-on Elephant
When I bought the iron-on transfer paper to make the fabric bird banner I also bought a package of iron-on transfer paper for dark fabrics and tried it out this week with my flowery elephant on a dark green tee. The pretty triangle pattern linen bag is from Bookhou and the dark teal gossamer scarf is from Uniform Natural.

41 Lovely Comments:

Blogger Caty said...


7/09/2010 11:00 AM  
Blogger Pil said...

i Love it!


7/09/2010 11:06 AM  
Blogger RosaMaría said...

me encanta!
tienes un tutorial para hacerlo? y dónde compraste el papel transfer?

7/09/2010 11:16 AM  
Blogger jb said...

I love it!! You could definitely sell these in your shop -- I think they would sell out immediately. :)

7/09/2010 11:39 AM  
Anonymous corinne said...

I would buy one immediately! It's GLORIOUS!!!!

7/09/2010 11:40 AM  
Blogger *gemagenta* Lorena M. said...

Me encanta!! se ve muy padre!
Pregunta, que tan bien aguantan esos transfers las lavadas?

Me encanta todo lo que haces :)

7/09/2010 12:14 PM  
Blogger Lykkesaurus said...

Oh, I love it! Really awesome!

7/09/2010 12:20 PM  
Blogger Jane Wilson said...

gorgeous! everyone is right! they would sell out!

7/09/2010 12:33 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

Oh my gosh, I want one!

7/09/2010 12:37 PM  
Blogger lisa geiger said...


7/09/2010 12:38 PM  
Blogger Margie Oomen said...

you should really do more of your art on fabric
and hip hip hurray for bookhou

7/09/2010 1:13 PM  
Blogger simply blue said...

You have to market these! Who wouldn't want one of the t-shirts with your art on it...I would buy one or two or three!

7/09/2010 1:14 PM  
Anonymous Mylittlegreatworld said...

Lovely t-shirt , nice and perfect elephant design.

7/09/2010 1:50 PM  
Blogger blue china studio said...

It turned out wonderful!

7/09/2010 2:19 PM  
Blogger Carola Zajdman said...

Cuánto hacía que no pasaba y las cosas que has hecho, una maravilla, tu calidez, tu dibujo, tu arte. Te felicito !!

7/09/2010 2:38 PM  
Blogger valnouveau said...

love it, the transfer is so fun!

7/09/2010 2:47 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

Geninne...... love it! You are so inspiringly creative!

7/09/2010 3:52 PM  
Blogger Patti said...

That is so awesome! Years ago, when I started painting mandalas - a friend of mine said "I could see them on clothing and bags." I bought the transfer paper, but the shirt I used had too much stretch to it and it washed right off. I should do it again. Thanks for the inspiration.

7/09/2010 4:48 PM  
Blogger Diana said...

So, will these be arriving in your shop soon? ;-)

7/09/2010 6:01 PM  
Blogger arounna said...

such a beautiful still life - I love how that transfer worked out - I think the dark tee made the image really pop.

7/09/2010 6:11 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

That looks so great! Now your art can get out of the house and wander about in the world!

7/09/2010 6:15 PM  
Blogger m. heart said...

This is gorgeous, I would buy it in a minute!

7/09/2010 7:44 PM  
Anonymous Stacy (Mama-Om) said...

Ooh ooh ooooh... I want that shirt! :)

Love it -- the color, the sleeves, the elefante con pájaro... all of it!!

7/09/2010 9:00 PM  
Blogger Maialen said...

its beautiful!

7/09/2010 11:32 PM  
Anonymous Christine d'Anecdotes said...

I'd probably buy it on the spot if available in a store. Looks beautiful . i especially like the way you've managed to mix the elephant+the bird+flowers. Congrats !

7/10/2010 1:48 AM  
Blogger GOSIA said...

I like how you combined the colours of the tee and the scarf. The image is cute, of course:-)
oh, and thanks for introducing BOOKHOU to me - I love the blog and the projects.

7/10/2010 2:01 AM  
Blogger GOSIA said...

I forgot to mention the sleeves - they're great: a tee with a twist!
Girl, your talent for arranging still-lives is really something!

7/10/2010 2:04 AM  
Blogger Mari said...

As someone new to selling artwork online, I am consistently inspired by your ability to photograph lovely "still lives" of your work. Absolutely LOVELY!

7/10/2010 6:40 AM  
Blogger holly aka golly said...

Love the t-shirt! I've had a box of transfer paper gathering dust - you have motivated me to give it a try! So great, Geninne!

7/10/2010 2:53 PM  
Blogger Red Hen (dette) said...

This looks lovely. I've used those iron on transfers myself- I embroidered ove an image of Frida Kahlo, I loved my shirt, but unfortunately I was not super careful with the laundering of my t-shirt and somehow it found it's way into the washing machine and unfortunately it has started to peel off in places. Very sad.
So just a word of warning, Hand wash only!!!!

7/11/2010 9:07 AM  
Blogger bolsas rojas said...


7/12/2010 1:24 PM  
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7/12/2010 2:02 PM  
Blogger Boem said...

I love it!!! I loveee the T- shirt!!
I want it.

7/13/2010 10:31 AM  
Blogger Amaranta said...

Es super hermosa!! Espero que pronto hagas muchas más!

7/13/2010 12:16 PM  
Anonymous Lori said...

jack uses that transfer paper to put his comics onto t-shirts for his friends. :^)

love your elephant!!


7/16/2010 5:46 AM  
Anonymous therese said...

Hi Geninne,

Can you please tell me what the book is called,the one with the octopus on it?

7/16/2010 9:02 PM  
Blogger Mandy Saile of Bijou's Whimsy said...

This is one of my favourite images of your...the elephant and I hope to buy a print of it soon to grace my home...on a t-shirt it's even more amzing..great ideal.

7/19/2010 9:19 AM  
Blogger Suzanne Cranston said...

that's the best use of dark t-shirt transfer paper i've ever seen! i have never been happy with my results in the past....i love that you cut out the elephant instead of leaving a white background {i think that's what you did?}...'s wonderful!

8/10/2010 5:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! The image is really striking on the dark t-shirt. I would like to echo what other commentators have said; I would buy a t-shirt on the spot if you had them in your shop!

Would you post a tutorial? I am not very crafty but your blog is amazing - I want to do everything now!

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