Hello! I'm Shirley Pando, instructor at My Creative Classroom and part of the MCC website support team. In fact, if you email the help desk (firstname.lastname@example.org) I'm the person you'll hear from.
I'm so excited to be here with you on your journey to Use Every Stamp this year. Today I share with you a tutorial about stamping on fabric. I am crazy for fabric and love to craft with it. There are several ways to alter fabric and using stamps and inks are one way you can create lovely things with just a few scraps and supplies that you already have on hand.
Inks - You can stamp on fabric with most any type of stamp and any type of ink. The type of projects you are creating will determine whether or not you should use a permanent ink, like Archival by Ranger or StazOn by Tsukineko. If you will be adding water media like acrylic paint, gel medium or watercolors on top of your stamped image, you’ll want to use a permanent ink so your image won’t run.
A good tip is to test various types of inks on a scrap of fabric to see how the image will stamp. Below I've used cheap ol' muslin to test out a few different kinds of ink pads I own. This lets me know which ink pads may work best on a certain type of fabric. (It also let me know I needed to re-ink my StazOn pad!) If you make a test swatch of fabric you always have that to go back to later on as reference for your next project.
Fabrics - The weave of the fabric will dictate how well an image will print, but try several types of fabric to see what you get. You may like the “hit or miss” look of an open weave fabric like burlap or the texture of silk.
Below are a few samples of projects made using stamped images on fabric.
Stamped image on fabric, distressed shipping tag, printed twill, burlap, stitching and bow:
Fabric postcard with stamped images on fabric:
Fabric book page I made for a swap. Canvas(duck cloth), shimmer mists, stamped diamond images, acrylic butterfly colored with alcohol inks, poem printed on fabric, lace, ribbon, hand beading, stitching:
So now it's your turn. Give it a try...I think you'll like it. Just one more way to use those stamps!! :-)
One lucky winner will receive a free seat to my online class "Fabric-ations" which begins Tuesday Jan 29th.
This is a great class for non-sewers and sewers alike
It's easy to incorporate fabric into the type of crafting you already love. Whether you’re a card maker, scrapbooker, book maker or art journaler, fabric can add great texture and interest to your next project. Even the novice to fabric crafting can take a few chosen scraps and create something beautiful. Come learn everything you ever wanted to know about crafting with fabric including how to successfully use fabric stiffeners, adhesives and fusibles. You’ll never fear walking into the fabric department again!
Each week students will make projects such as cards, fabric covered boxes, and home decor items. Please see supply list for specific weekly projects.(There's a few bonus techniques thrown in, too!) This class is great for you even if you do not you want to sew a single stitch as all the class projects will be made with fabric glue and/or fusibles. But added hand or machine stitching is always "allowed”.
This class contains instructional videos, PDF tutorials, downloadable patterns/templates, forums and student gallery. This class is totally new and different from my first basic class, "Fabric: What, How, and WOW!"
What do you need to do to win? Post a comment and tell us if you use fabric in your crafting and if so, what was your favorite thing you made. Entries will be accepted until midnight on Friday January 25th. I will pick a winner on Saturday, January 26th.
Already enrolled in class? That is wonderful, and guess what....you can still play along. I will simply refund the tuition if I pick someone who is already enrolled in the class.