Thursday, April 14, 2011

Fabric Stamping Tutorial

A week ago I was guest posting over at Gwenny Penny.  In case you missed my Fabric Stamping Tutorial over there & also to add it to my archives I am reposting it.
Today I am going to show you how to fabric stamp.  It's super easy but adds a really cute little touch to your project.  This is a baby gift set that I added fabric stamping to.

Let's get started!

 You will need:
Fabric Paint
stamps- the clear ones that you stick on the glass block
work really well because you can see where you're stamping
scrap fabric (to test your stamp on)
scrap felt (to make the stamp pad)
small paint brush
fabric that you want to stamp 
*I would not recommend stamping right onto your final project in case you mess up.  I stamped on a piece of fabric that I then sewed onto the final project. 

First we will make our stamp pad.  You want to double up your felt & then place it on something you don't mind getting paint on.  The paint does seep through.
Pour a small dab of paint onto the folded felt & spread it around with the paint brush.  You want the paint to absorb into the felt.  The felt acts like your stamp pad. 

Now grab your stamp & firmly press it in the paint.  Position it on your fabric and press firmly.  Make sure you are doing this on a firm surface (the ironing board worked for me). Do a couple test stamps on your scrap fabric first to see how hard/light you need to press to get the right print. 

 Once you are done cleanup is easy.  Just throw away the "ink pad" or felt with paint on it.  Then wash the stamps with warm water.  I did not have any trouble getting the paint off the rubber stamps.  Though, it was a little stubburn coming off the glass block that the stamp attaches to. 

Now you have a cute little embellishment to add to whatever you want.  I am thinking about throwing this little patch onto a summer shirt for my son. 
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  1. awesome idea! I can't wait to use it! I have a TON of stamps and fabric paint!

  2. Great tutorial! Definately want to try this! I would love for you to come link up to my Sew Crafty Party !

  3. Using fabric paint (instead of investing in much more expensive fabric inkpads) is a stroke of genius! I've always admired stamped onesies and such, but I never wanted to invest all that money into the inkpads. Thanks for the wonderful solution!

  4. Love it! I've always you craft stamp pads but the paint is cute too! thanks for sharing. I am your newest follower!

  5. What a great tutorial! I love the idea of making your own stamp pad with the paint. Great job! thanks for sharing this.

  6. Have you ever used this on thick alpaca felt that is needle felted? I have tried everything but it does not come out clearly when you actually stamp. I think it might be because of all the fibers, but I thought you may have a trick? thanks



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