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Peg Stamping on Fabrics
There is a whole new world of possibilities just waiting for you with fabric stamping! Rubber Stamp Tapestry’s Jumbo Peg Stamps work well on fabrics with outstanding results! Using the same component stamping process you do with our paper stamps, from quilts to clothing, it’s now easy to create functional items that will be cherished for generations.
1. Choose Your Inks
Use either ink, markers or paint designed for fabric or textiles and follow the manufacturer’s instructions. VersaCraft™ Ink, Fabrico™ Markers, Tulip® Fabric Marker®, Sharpie® Markers and Golden® acrylic paint, work great. Screen printing and other fabric inks are also a great choice.
2. Choose Your Fabric
Stamp on 100% cotton, linen, bamboo or natural fabric. Silk may bleed, so practice first.
To remove sizing, prewash your fabric in hot water using water and detergent (free of perfume, dye and softener). Iron while damp for a smooth working surface.
3. Reinforce Your Work
Place fabric on a flat surface such as smooth glass or cardboard. Place protective material between your artwork and the flat surface.If you are stamping on clothing place the glass or cardboard between the layers to prevent ink/paint from through and onto another part of the garment.
4. Adjust Ink Consistency
Apply ink/paint evenly onto a piece of foam or foam brush. If the ink/paint is too thick, spritz it lightly with water. Before stamping on fabric, check the image by stamping on paper and a scrap piece of fabric. Continue until you are pleased with the results.
5. Stamp the Fabric
Using even pressure, lightly press the stamp onto the foam to coat the stamp, gently rub off any extra ink onto the foam. Press stamp onto the fabric and wait a second for the fabric to absorb it. If your ink/paint begins to dry on the foam, spritz it with a fine mist of water and test again before stamping.
6. Clean Between Colors
Thoroughly clean the stamp between colors. The Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy is perfect for cleaning your stamps. Just be sure to clean the shammy well so the paint does not dry on it. Use water for cleaning between and Ultra Clean stamp cleaner for a final cleaning.
7. Save Your Ink For Later
If you must leave your project for a while, don’t forget to save your ink/paint for later. Simply place your foam pieces in an airtight container or bag. When you’re able to get back to your project just spritz the ink/paint with water and begin again.
8. Let It Dry
Following the ink/paint manufacturer’s instructions, let your work dry completely. If the manufacturer recommends heat-setting your work, you’ll want to make sure that the ink/paint is completely dry so you don’t spread wet ink/paint with the iron.
9. Heat-Set Your Work
After your work has dried completely, heat-set the images with a dry iron or by drying on high for several minutes. Check the ink/paint manufacturer’s instructions for heat-setting temperature and duration. Note that some inks/paints do not require heat-setting.
10. Let Your Work Rest
Wait at least 72 hours before washing your work. Some manufacturers suggest waiting four days. Follow your ink/paint manufacturer’s recommendations for best results.