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.
Our Jumbo peg stamp, which is 1-inch (25.4mm) in diameter, feature solid, bold images that enable you to fabric stamp with success.
Special Instructions for Stamping on Fabric
1. Choose Your Inks
Use ink/paint designed for fabric or textiles and follow the manufacturer’s instructions. VersaCraft™, Liquitex®, Golden®, and Matisse® work great. Always test for fastness.
2. Choose Your Fabric
Stamp on 100% silk or cotton fabric.
3. Prepare The Fabric
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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Stamp The Fabric
Using even pressure, lightly press the stamp onto the foam to coat the stamp, then press 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.
7. Clean Between Colors
Thoroughly clean the stamp between colors.
A coarse fabric combined with the cleaning solution makes a great stamp cleaner. Use a toothbrush to clean recessed areas of the stamp. To protect your stamps, clean them before storing.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. Heat-Set Your Work
After your work has dried completely, heat-set the images with a dry iron. Check the ink/paint manufacturer’s instructions for heat-setting temperature and duration. Note; some inks/paints do not require heat-setting.
11. 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.