Embroidered Photo Transfer

Take any picture and easily add sweetest embroidered details. Only two steps and soon you will have a treasured and special photo of those you love.
For this project you will need:
--White Fabric (I used a heavy canvas)
--Iron-on Cool Peel Transfer Paper-
--Computer/printer
--Embroidery Hoop
--Permanent Marker
--Embroidery Thread and Marker
As a first step I edited my picture using PicMonkey, an online photo editing site so that it was a more classic sepia. Once this was done I printed it out of the Iron-On transfer paper.
Following package instructions I then ironed the image onto my canvas. Be aware the the image will be backward--so either flip the photo in the editing process or just be cool with the fact that it's backward. I left mine as is since there wasn't any writing. Next I took a permanent marker and drew on the details I planned on stitching. I used a thin tipped marker so that the marks would be hidden under my stitches.
Next, I stitched on the stems with a split stitch, the leaves with a satin stitch and the date with black thread and a back stitch. Make sure you have a sharp needle for this part as the transfer paper can be a little rubbery...
And, you are done! I displayed my in classic embroidery hoop and trimmed off the excess fabric. Then I used a basic green ribbon to hang it.
I'm in love with this project. If you try it I'd love to see what you come up with!!
Small Things With Love
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