Printing by hand is not only fast and easy but it is a great way to customize almost anything from napkins, tea towels and pillows to shirts, dresses, and bags.
- Martha Stewart Craft Paint //
- Rubber Stamps- the ones I used are from Paper Source //
- Paper Plates //
- White Cotton Fabric //
Make Your Stamp Pad
1) Put a good-sized drop of paint on a plate and then lay a piece of felt on top of the paint. The size of the felt should be a little bit larger than the stamp.
2) Stamp on the felt until the paint bleeds through.
3) If you need more paint, just lift the felt and add a couple drops of paint to the tray.
Alternative method. Using a paintbrush: You can also apply the fabric paint to your stamp using a paintbrush. Each coat should be applied evenly and you should apply a new coat between every stamp.
Stamp your Fabric
Test your stamp on a scrap piece of fabric before stamping on any of your napkins or final product. For best results when stamping, apply pressure to all portions of the stamp before lifting from the fabric.
Continue stamping away
Set the Paint
Set the Paint: wait 24 hours and iron for 20 seconds to set the paint.
Use the fabric for any project you want! I made a burp cloth with the owl stamp and a hot air balloon bib with another stamp. As you can see, the stamping is not perfect, but it doesn’t need to be!