Hand Stamped Fabric

hand stamped fabric

I made this fabric for Moki’s hand stamped fabric swap.  We were to design a stamp (about 3 inches) and stamp a yard of nice cotton fabric, cut it into fat quarters and send 3 away (keeping one ). I couldn’t stop at one stamp-so I did three stamps.

stamped fabric swap

I did a flowery design using Fall inspired colors.  Since I was all stampy, I made coordinating twill tape “ribbon” and notecards.  Fun fun fun!

stamped fabric

Then I packaged them up real pretty and sent them on their way.Here is how I did it: (Moki gives instructions too)
You’ll need:  fabric of choice (pre-washed), 1 sheet of super thick craft foam, 1 sheet of thin self-adhesive craft foam,  acryilic craft paints (you can use fabric paints/ink), exacto knife or very sharp scissors, a brayer and an iron for heat setting.

You can use a paint brush for applying the paint onto the stamp, but a brayer helps decrease the amount of excess paint that could potentially glop up your pretty/clean fabric.  Plus, the thinner the layer of paint is, the better the outcome for a softer feeling fabric vs. a stiff painted feeling one(especially if you are using acrylic craft paints).

1)  Cut out design using the thin self-adhesive craft foam.   Peel off adhesive backing and stick onto a super thick piece of craft foam (see picture).


2) Spread out paint, using the brayer, onto a 6″ x 6″ (or larger) piece of super thick foam.  This gives you a nice flat surface for an even, thin layer of paint.

3) You can either roll the paint onto the stamp using the brayer, or just press the stamp into the paint.  I found that I got better coverage using the brayer, but smaller stamps are easier to just press into the paint.

4) Start stamping away, using even pressure when pressing the stamp onto the fabric.

5) When the  fabric is covered with the design, allow to completely dry.  Heat set with iron.

*I have not tried washing this fabric yet, but I do know that when I accidently get craft paint on my clothes- It NEVER comes off once it has dried.

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26 Responses to Hand Stamped Fabric

  1. rebecca says:

    Wow, wow again! Nice everything……stamps, fabric, cards, packaging, tutorial. WOW!

  2. Michelle says:

    Super great job! Makes me wish I signed up for the swap.

  3. raesha says:

    love it!!! i hope i get one:):) i am working on my fabric this weekend for the swap…i have everything and my design inspiration, just been short on time this week:)

  4. melissa says:

    i love this fabric! I always get so inspired, looking at your blog.

  5. kathy says:

    Spectacular results! Thanks for sharing the details on creating the stamps. I really do want to give this a go.

  6. raesha says:

    Yeah, oh yeah…I did get one! Thank you SO much! It is even more beautiful in person.

  7. Geninne says:

    OMG…fabulous little packages! Those girls you swaped with will be soooooo happy 🙂 I know I would be!

  8. Lina says:

    Wow, that fabric is gorgeous! Great work!

  9. Nicole says:

    Great tutorial. I received mine today from you. WOWWWW. Impressed and love it. Love the trim, the fabric and the card, thank you so much! I’m slack and have yet to do mine, I also got a little bit of performance anxiety LOL. But receiving yours has inspired me. Thanks!

  10. vicki says:

    what a treat to receive — it’s georgous! wonder what they’ll make with it?!

  11. joanna says:

    Wow. This turned out beautifully. Thanks for the tutorial!

  12. tina says:

    Thanks for sharing. The possibilities are endless! I have some ideas for our girl scout sleepovers. Hmmmm……

  13. Nikki says:

    Oooo can’t wait to try this! Another item to go on my project list… but I may just bump it up to the top 😀 Yahoo!

  14. How cool. I have some stamps that I love and have been wondering what to do with them. Great ideas.

  15. erica says:

    Great blog!!! do you know some eco or organic paints for fabric???

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  18. Jacquie Hart says:

    wow this is a GREAT site I am learning a bunch from you, I make my own greeting cards now I want some clay to make my own buttons

  19. Khris says:

    Thanks for a great tutorial..I have put a link to it on my freebies blog…hugs Khris

  20. dilhari says:

    wow… this is a great idea. thanks.
    im also gonna try this out….

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