Thursday, April 7, 2011

Fabric Stamping with B is for Boy

Hi! I'm Erica

Thank you Gwen for the opportunity guest posting over here today!
I am a mom with 2 boys, ages 2.5 years & 9 months!  Yes, I have my hands full!

B is for Boy
 is my little creative place.
I do a little of this and a little of that.
You'll find sewing & craft tutorials, recipes, and pretty much anything boy! 
Here are a few examples of my latest projects.

I am also on Etsy where I sell my Travel Bibs.  I just added some cute gift sets!

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 stubborn 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.

Thank you Gwen for having me today!  I had a lot of fun. 
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When I saw Erica's airplane stamped baby shower gift set, I knew I wanted to have her over to share how she did the stamping. I love the way it looks and how it allows you to personalize any project. So cute! If you missed it last week, I did a "Spotlight On..." feature on Erica and her blog. Make sure you visit B is for Boy and check out all of her fun projects. Thanks so much for sharing today, Erica!


KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

This is a really a great tutorial. I never know how to use those clear stamps, sometimes I find them at a real discount - now I will snap them up.

Erica {B is for Boy} said...

Thanks again Gwen! KJ- I've found the clear stamps in the dollar bin too!

Danielle Bartran said...

wow, so cute!

Jen @ My Own Road said...

Great idea, can't wait to try it out!

Krista said...

First off, you have really nice nails. :) Thanks for the tutorial! Never have thought about doing this before. I'm wondering about dry time... does it dry quickly or should you wait a bit before sewing it onto whatever?

Kindra-At Home With K said...

Great idea and tutorial! I can't wait to try it out! My cousin is having a boy next month and I would love to whip up some handmades for the little guy.

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Oooh, another great guest post. Thank you, lovely Gwen. I've really enjoyed stamping on fabric before but this post has made me think of lots of other projects that I should get going with. Thank you!


Christy said...

Can't....stand...the...cute...ness! Love this idea!

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