I started stamping just the gingerbread cookie and greeting in the middle of the bib. Make sure you use a fast drying ink that won't run on fabric. (I do not recommend craft ink, as it fades quite a bit after washing.)
Then I used just about every image in my set to decorate the bottom(very fun!), and colored them with the pastel sticks. They are very soft, very similar to the greasy kind of art pastels, so it went quickly, and while there were only 15 colors, I found you could shade/blend them. I added a little shadow of grey pastel under each. The sort of "crayon" look they give instead of smooth"Copic" is perfect for a child's gift.
I tried to keep it a surprise, but William burst into the room as I was finishing it, and of course wanted to put it on right away. Here's the pic!
This resulted in some smudges and smearing of the pastels from him touching it and pulling it on and off, you are supposed to throw it in the dryer to heat set it when you're done! Oh well, it's gonna have stains all over it soon enough!
I am pleased to report a few weeks later he is still completely enchanted with it and taking wearing it for messy project very seriously! This is a super inexpensive gift to give, or a really fun project to do with kids! And not just for kids, of course, you can get adult-sized aprons, too :) I have some little chef's hats as well, I plan to stamp some cookies around the band, but haven't gotten to that yet...
Let's TALK TEES! ("Tee Talk"!)A few other ladies who are rockin' the tshirt house this month are Laura Fredrickson, and Suzy Haghighi, you MUST check out their awesome t-shirt samples with this set!!( Sorry if it even seems I haven't given enough T-shirt love this month, but never fear! I am working on something with this new set I will share soon that, IMHO, is gonna blow your mind!! hee! Curious??
Have a VERY safe and happy Thanksgiving!! (DO I even bother posting tomorrow, will anyone have time to check it? LOL!) I'd love to hear what you're thankful for! (That little guy above is just one of my many blessings) :)