Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Make Your Own Custom Stamped Fabric!

Hey guys! Today I'm going to share with you a very simple way to transform boring or uninspiring fabric into something new with the use of stamping. 

  • Fabric Paint I used Pebeo Setacolor opaque in Cherry and Spring Green
  • Fabric knit or woven, any fabric will do
  • Vinyl or rubber eraser, or a potato
  • Craft felt or a sponge roller to apply the fabric paint to the stamp
  • Craft knife
  • Iron
  1. Carve your stamp out of the eraser or potato using your craft knife. I used a potato, but the person I was crafting with used vinyl erasers. I found the potato gave a more textured, worn look, while the vinyl was smoother and more consistent.
  2. You will have to create a separate stamp for each colour you wish to use, so keep this in mind when you are designing your pattern. For my project, I wanted to make an apple print to create my Felicity Fox Halloween costume. Therefore I had to make one apple shaped stamp to be printed in Cherry, and one stem and leaf stamp to be printed in Spring Green.
  3. When you are satisfied with your stamps, apply the fabric paint by rolling it on with a sponge roller, or sponge brush, even a clean kitchen sponge will do, or you can apply the paint to a folded piece of craft felt and use it as a stamp pad. 
  4. Create the pattern one colour at a time, ideally letting the paint dry between colours. When all the colours are dry, iron the fabric according to its fibre type. This will set the paint and make it both washable and permanent.
I loved this project so much! I also think it would be fun to use this method to create custom gifts on tea towels or an apron or something. The possibilities are endless!

Happy Stamping!

If you are interested to see the dress I created with the fabric, click here.



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