September 15, 2011

Washable Fabric Stamping


Stamping on fabric is so much fun, and with the holidays coming up I know you will have tons of ideas

I had this set of white vintage napkins just screaming to be stamped


Now, if you are going to stamp on fabric, and you want it to be washable, you will need an ink pad made for fabric stamping


The ink pads I used are from Joggles, a fabulous online craft store


I used VersaCraft (chocolate and black) and Palette (Cognac)... they run $6-$8
These ink pads are multipurpose and can be used on fabric, paper, wood, clay, etc.

I love this chandelier doily and now I don't have to worry about washing it


Before I stamp on fabrics, I machine wash and dry them; this allows for shrinking and removes any sizing

I apply ink to the stamp before every stamping. I also do a practice run on a scrap of fabric because (And this is the scary part) once I stamp, that's it, no wiping it off and trying again!


After I stamp my fabric, I leave it dry for 2 hours and then heat set it (No steam)



I threw this little tote in the washer and dryer after stamping and it came out perfect!


In the following picture are two strips of sample stamping.  After I stamped the top strip, I let it dry for 2 hours then heat set it before machine washing and drying it.  The one on the bottom was not washed...Yea! There is no difference, no fading!


Even when I tea stained, washed, and dried this little tote...


...It survived just fine


Shoes on a shoe bag..I crack myself up!


The fabric I used on all of my projects is also from Joggles.   It's a luscious 100% cotton fabric called Southern Belle

I had a lot of questions about fabric stamping when I did my post on  "Stamping candles"


When I am stamping on something that won't be washed (Like the strips of fabric tied around my candles), I use regular stamp pads.  I stamp them, let them dry over night, and then heat set.  Be sure to check them for smudging as all ink pads are not the same. 


 I've decided as I replace ink pads I'll only buy "all-purpose" inks that work on fabrics.  This way, I won't have to worry about what 
pad to use with what project.


OK, there you have it...Stamp and wash!

I know you will think if tons of projects!  The Paris napkins are my favorite, oh, but I like the doily too...and the tote bag...and the shoe bag........ Have fun!
Happy Creating!

The ink pads and fabric were compliments of Joggles, but the opinions are all mine!

52 comments:

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Carol, thanks for another great tutorial and for the link to Joggles. I tried to find an ink pad at Wal-Mart yesterday....None!!! I'm going to Joggles right now!!!

Scrap for Joy said...

Hi Carol! I always love your tutorial posts but I think this might be my favorite. I'm pinning some of the images to my Pinterest boards so I don't lose the link. I can't wait to try this and you've explained it all in such a doable way. Thank you!
xoxo
Joyce

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Yep...I like it! Especially that doily!! I will have to look for some of that ink....I want to try it!!

Nelly said...

Thanks for the tutorial. Your bags are beautiful.

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

Cute, cute, cute! Love that show bag too Carol!

Cyndi said...

They are all so cute! Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

Roselle said...

Hi Carol:
I LOVE that bag with the dress that has tulle and bling on it. Way too cute for words.

Love this post!

xo
Roselle

mississippi artist said...

I can't wait to try this, yours turned out beautifully. Y ou always come up with such pretty stuff!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

OH these are beautiful -- such great projects and I love that shoe bag where you added the netting over the dress!

Ido said...

Oh my! I LOVE! your stamped projects, so pretty I love that doily!
XXX Ido

Domestic Debbie said...

Carol, I love your stamp choices! I was hoping to use fabric stamping as part of a Christmas gift, and now I know how. Thanks!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I liked the doily best!
Great tutorial and good tips.

Pat

Lisalulu said...

Thank you so much for sharing all this with your bloggy friends!

Suzann said...

Hello Carol,
What cute little bags!!
Thank you for sharing your tutorial.
Enjoy your day!!!
Suzann ~xoxo~

Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

Thanks for sharing! I mentioned you on my blog today in regards to altered books. Thought you might want to know I was talking about you behind your back. :)

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Carol, I had no idea this was even possible. I love your projects, too!!!

The Vintage Attic said...

Hi Carol,

Did you hear my jaw hit the floor when I seen how great your stamping on fabric turned out. Love love love it. I have not tried this yet, so a great big THANK YOU for sharing.

Hugs,
Melissa

Mary Ellen said...

You are so very clever friend!! I always am picking up pretty linen napkins- what a great way to dress them up a bit!

Would you mind if I shared your idea on my blog with a link back to you?

bee blessed
mary

Jane said...

Thanks for all of the great advice! All of your stamped projects are just gorgeous!
Jane

Heaven's Walk said...

What a great tutorial, Carol! Thank you for sharing this with us! I'm really anxious to not only try this project but your candle one, as well! :) You make it sound so easy!

xoxo laurie

betty sneeringer said...

I am glad I happened on to your blog - like your work. I am new a blogging but have been stamping for ages. I will have to stop into the antique shop. I have a Winter Springs address.

The Vintage Chateau said...

What lovely projects, the napkins are my favorite!
Karee

Laura said...

I never thought about stamping on fabric! BRILLIANT! Your projects are all so pretty and you have really given me lots of ideas floating through my head!

camp and cottage living said...

That shoe bag looks so much cuter than the Wal-mart bags my shoes get stuck in when I'm traveling. Thanks for another new idea!

Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes said...

Carol, you give such clear directions when doing a tutorial that it makes me think I could possibly do the project. I like all the things you made but the little bag is my favorite. I like the dried flowers, too. Have a wonderful weekend!---Shannon

Debbie said...

Every time I have one of my browsing adventures at Hobby Lobby, I end up on the stamp aisle. I have never stamped a thing. I really want to begin to invest in some. I love your stuff, you know.

lynn said...

love them all! the napkins and doily are so cute! tfs!

Cheryl said...

Just found your blog through Old Time Pickers and have become a follower. I don't have a blog of my own and am trying to get started but very reluctantly. Love your tutorials and the ones on old books and the gun rack are great!
You are an inspiration,
Cheryl (cdfred@myfrontiermail.com)

La Petite Vie said...

I LOVE this idea!!! So fabulous! Thanks so much for the tutorial! Now, I just need to buy some of those great stamps...

Veronica said...

This is so clever and easy! And I happen to have some of those ink pad for scrapping! Thanh you!

Veronica

Carole @ Blue Chateau Interiors said...

You have inspired me to give fabric-stamping a try. Thanks for the detailed information!

Visiting from My Romantic Home. Following you now. :)

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

LOL you crack me up tooo !
(())

Laurie Brown said...

Noooooooooooo! Now I have to buy more things! Because I *must* stamp on fabric now!

Renee @ Rustic Crafts said...

I'm a new fan! I never thought of this and it's such a great idea. I bought iron on transfers in a French motive but then you get the white surround...this is much better! I would love to have you share this at my Shabby Shares link party over at Rustic Crafts ~ http://rustic-crafts.com/?p=2210
Renee @ Rustic Crafts

HeartVintageDesign said...

Love it! May I ask where you got the stamps? I recognize some but the French ones are really cool.

sissie said...

Hi Carol!
Cute, cute, cute!!! Now, I'm going to have to order some of these pads.

hugs
Sissie

Becky Ransom said...

Carol, You amaze me with your talent. Not only your creative talent, but the unusual talent to give such easy instructions. You make me want to get up and start any project you talk about. You should write your own book! I know I would buy it!
Blessings,Becky

Kasia said...

These are superb, and thank you so much for the tutorial! I love this!

Hugs,

Nancy said...

Carol,
These turned out great!! I can't wait to start stamping. About a year ago I was looking for the Ink Pads that are for fabric. The Versacraft like you have here are the best, but they are so hard to find and I know Barbara Stocks them pretty good. Also what did you think of the Southern Belle Muslin? I love working with it too!!
Huggs, Nancy

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Carol, The bags are adorable and I love the stamped napkins. Thanks for the tutorial.
Hugs,
Sherry

Dina said...

Thank you so much Carol for this tut.!
I had a hard time finding a way to work with fabric and still being able to wash it afterwards. It's about the same with printing on fabric. It looks awesome but you just can't wash it... : /
Thank you for this info!!

Have a great week with much love,
Dina

Dina said...

...And I completely forgot: The Candles are such a great idea and the napkins are stunning! :))
...and the doily...and the shoe bag! ;)

Rebecca said...

I'm LOVIN' IT! Whoot Whoot! :)

xoRebecca

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Carol, I am a new follower and I'm so happy I found your blog! Oh, I no want to stamp fabric, I've got to try it right away! Thanks for the great instructions!

Nancy

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀ said...

So beautiful all of it! I want to make the candles those I've never tried.

Your very talented.

Dee

Mariaelena said...

Hi Carol...nice to meet you...following along now and so happy to be doing so....thx for sharing this candle art...I am looking forward to trying this out...hoping they come out as great as yours did....come on over for a visit and follow along...I've have lots planned....happy Monday, Mariaelena

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

You have chosen some great designs to cmpliment the linens too! Just lovely.

Katie said...

Oh... I love the napkins!!!

rkramadh said...

First time here, won't be the last! Your projects are so cute! Until now, I hadn't thought of stamping on fabric (painting - yes, stamping - no!) and thanks for introducing me to more techniques...ahem...I mean more stamp pads to collect :)

Sandy Michelle said...

How clever to stamp hankies and doilies! I love it!

Sandy xox

Gill said...

these are beautiful Carol - you are soooo talented. I think I have a DecArt medium I can add to acrylic paint for stamping - if not I'll buy some of these pads. This looks so much easier than printing or transferring images. Love your stuff, Gill

Gill said...

ps hope it's ok to pin one - so I can find it again!