I have been working tirelessly on these over the last couple of days. Last week I got the idea to use the animals from Create A Critter with silly animal puns on baby clothes! So, I bought a bunch of onesies, some paints, fabric medium, freezer paper, and off I went. These are my first attempts, so I know I have a lot of practicing to do, but I think they came out cute! It took a lot of experimentation to get the right layers welded in DS and the right sizes, but the painting part was easy. The only one that isn't from CAC is the ladybug - no matter how hard I tried, the bug from that cart just didn't work out with this idea. So the ladybug on here is from doodlecharms. I also bought iron-on patches of flowers and butterflies that I will use to embellish on bigger shirts, but these are all newborn onesies.
1. Put all of the three main layers of each critter on the DS mat.
2. I sized them, aligned them, and then hit "weld" for each layer. This actually helps you with weeding once it is cut.
3. Cut out the design on the freezer paper (not my idea, got it from you tube!) and use that technique.
4. For each color, I had to put the small pieces down that I wanted to be different colors, so there would be a void pattern after the main color was down. For example, the monkey's eyes, nose, and mouth all went down before I put on the light paint, and when that was dry, I colored in the empty spots with black.
5. When each color dried, I peeled up any freezer paper, and did the color I needed for those void spots.
It took a while, but I did all of the images in DS with CAC and Pooh font Set cart, which worked perfectly for this! Thanks for visiting, and as I improve my technique, I will post more! Also, I have close-ups of two at a time, if anyone wants to see them better, just let me know!