Post # 1
I just bought 60 natural tote bags from cheaptotes.com ($0.69 each!!) They are blank and I wanted to put the date of the wedding and a tandem bike on the outside since the Tandem is the theme of the wedding.
So…please tell me what is easiest…buy a rubber tamp with a tandem bike on it and number stampds for teh date… or print everything on Iron-on transfer paper…or is there a better way of doing this?
I’m attaching the photo of what I want it to look like and also a Word DOC of the exact image I want to put on it….
Post # 3
I am not very good at stamping (never comes out even or with the right amount of ink) so personally I would go the iron-on route. Iron-ons are a lot harder to mess up. You can also possibly have lots of help (just think, ironing party). Even if you have 3 people working on them you can get them done in 1/3 of the time. Unless you buy multiple stamps you will not have that option.
If you do decide to go with the stamps I would suggest taking the bike and the number stamps off of the wood and attaching them to a mount so they would be together (one stamp instead of multiple stamps). I do not know exactly how this is done but I have read of it being done. I think you can heat the stamps off of the wood and then reattach them to a stamp mount with some sort of glue.
Post # 4
The iron on tends to look shiney on the natural bags- I did a trial run with iron on using the same bags and I wasn’t happy with the results. I would suggest going the stamp route.
Post # 5
I just did a trial run with a stencil – they came out great & was super easy. To make the canvas flat & pulled taught, I put a plastic cutting board between the layers, if that helps. Although, finding a tandem bike stencil may prove to be the challenge.