Friday, August 12, 2011

TAC August Blog Hop ~ Stamping on Fabric

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This month the theme was really challenging for me because I've never done it - Stamping on Fabric.  I did some research and found some great videos on youtube.  I even found one of Mischelle's videos.  The set I used is He Created Spring a Mabelle RO set and I "fabric-pieced" her dress.

The fabric I used is actually a 100% cotton bandana I found in the craft section at WalMart for a $1.  I was having a hard time finding muslin...well not that I was looking that hard.  Turns out the WalMart I stopped at on my way home from work did not sell fabric.  {sigh} Oh well.  This bandana did OK and it was only $1.

Palette inks work great if you are using solid stamp images or coloring with watercolor pencil. I wanted to try Copics - so I used Mementos black ink and heat set it.  I colored very lightly staying away from the lines a bit so the ink did not bleed past the line, then heat set to further prevent bleeding. This technique worked pretty well.  It took me several trys - only 10.  
Supplies -- Stamps: He Created Spring, These are the Days (Happy Birthday), Papers: Raspberry Splash, Strawberry Splash, Caboodles Copic Cardstock, Copics [RV21, RV29, YR21, YR23, YR24, E21, E13], Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, VersaMark ink, Nestabilities #17 die. 

Hope you enjoy the rest of the hop!

Abundant Blessings,



  1. Amazing! I tried too with copics on muslin and gave up after 2 tries...persistence pays because this is so cute!

  2. What a cute idea!! Love that look and your hair cooking is fab too!

  3. Oh how cute is this - patience is a true blessing you have - I think I would have probably said - "forget it" but the end result here is beautiful.

  4. Awww so cute! Love it! I never even noticed the cute little flower slippers until now! SMILES!

  5. I agree! This is fabulous! Great way to add texture!

  6. HOW CUTE IS THAT! I love the fabric dress and how the pattern of flowers continues on the card behind the dress! CUTE CUTE CUTE!

  7. Darling! love the fabric pieced dress!

  8. LoVe her beautiful dress...and flops!!!