Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Stamping is not just for cardmaking

Hello blog fans!
Kristie here today from
I love to stamp and I wanted to tell you that
stamping isn't just for cardmaking.
Today I'm going to show you a different way to use stamps.
Stamping on fabrics is a lot of fun and easier than you might think.
There are only a few things you need
a stamp
an ink pad
something to stamp on
paints and brushes
and you are good to go.
Depending on what you are painting will determine what kind of
ink and paint you will use.
Today I'm stamping on a place mat
I am using VersaFine Ink and a mix of acrylic and fabric paints.
Just be sure if you are making something that will be going through the laundry, that you use products that are safe to wash.

First step I inked up the stamp.

Next I stamped the image onto the place mat.

Try to get as clear and crisp an image as possible.
The center of this image could have been a bit better,
but no worries, it will be just fine.

Next, using fabric and acrylic paints that I had in my crafting stash,
I began to paint the image.
You can find small bottles of acrylic paint at most general craft stores.
They are not very expensive and can be used for lots of different projects.

Here you can see that I have the leaves painted,
the black ink of the stamp still shows through,
as I have not used a great deal of paint.
You want to put the paint on with a light hand,
making sure not to put it on too thick.
You want the "outline" from the stamp to show.
Check your paint, but most paints can be thinned
 a bit with water if needed,
just be sure not to make them too thin.
Test this all on a scrap of fabric. 
The place mats I use are very inexpensive
and I bought one that I use just for testing paints and inks.
 
Here you can see that I have been working on the red areas.
I will be adding more red and silver to the ornament
to finish it.
I haven't finished this particular place mat yet,
but here is another to see what the finished one might look like.
The stamps I used for this place mat are
"Christmas Ball with Ribbon" (#12702) and
"Merry Christmas Script (#3206) both from
Eureka! Stamps and
"Icicle Ornament" (#83406) and
"Round Ornament" (#83405) both from



Thanks for stopping by today. 
Leave a comment if you will.
I hope I have inspired you in some way
 and that you will try using your stamps on some fabric projects.
Why not pop on over to my blog
and see what else I've been creating.
If you have any questions, there is an e-mail link on my blog.
Feel free to e-mail me and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.
 
Until next month, have fun creating.