Friday, May 11, 2007

Happy Mother's Day!

I made these for my mom for Mother's Day. Can I just tell you how addicted I am to stamping on cloth!! I waited YEARS to try--now I don't want to stop!! I used Craft and Fluid Chalk Ink. Stampin' Up!'s Craft ink is a pigment ink. On paper it is very slow drying as the pigment sits on top of the paper. On paper this is very good for embossing with embossing powder. Fluid Chalk in (the ink I am using is made by Colorbox) is a hybrid ink that has the pigment of SU!'s craft in but is faster drying on paper--and also dries to a matte, chalk-like finish.

The rose set is using the Roses in Winter set by SU! (soon to be retired--I HIGHLY recommend this set) I used Craft Ink: Ballet Blue, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Barely Banana and Fluid Chalk ink: Olive Pastel.

The flowery set uses the SU! stamp set Mixed Bouquet. The ink is Craft Ink: Bashful Blue, Blush Blossom, Pretty in Pink, Sage Shadow, and Fluid Craft ink: Lavender, and Blue Iris.

I practiced on my dust rags, first. I now have the prettiest dust rags in town!!!! (My dust rags are old cloth diapers, in case you are curious)
I heat set them with an iron. I used a medium high setting and a pressing cloth (to protect my iron--though it is only used for crafting) getting the fabric pretty hot. This should keep the ink from washing out in the washer. The place mats and napkins were on clearance at Wal-Mart, but they had other styles that would work, too. I want to try a table cloth next!!

You have to try this it is sooo easy and so fun!

Thanks for stopping by!!


Dawn Mercedes said...

wow! you are so talented. how do these linens do in the wash?

Debbie said...

Can you give me a bit more info about stamping on fabric? One of the ladies in my Stamp Club wants to do this project - napkins, placemats. My email is