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.
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!
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.