Hi, I enjoy sewing as much as stamping and I was looking for the opportunity to combine these 2 hobbies in a craft project. When I saw Painted petals Stamp set from Stampin' Up! I found the perfect excuse to do it! I got the inspiration to stamp on fabric and create the cosmetic case in the pictures below/ Please Click to watch Stamping on Fabric video!!!
Painted Petals is a set of 13 individual clear- photopolymer stamps that allows you to assemble your flower bouquets design in the way you prefer, you can make large or small compositions. Have a look to a small tag I have made for a box using this set by clicking here!
Painted Petals is amazingly flexible and once you play a little bit with it you will find how easy you can work with it and make beautiful crafts in record time.
To stamp the fabric of these cosmetic cases I followed the ideas of my Stampin Up Catalog 2014 -2015 and the results were very rewarding... I really enjoy this project. Please check the list of materials I use to make it at the bottom of this post
To make these cosmetic cases I have hand stamped 100% pure white cotton fabric.
I have added clear PVC on top of the stamped fabric to protect it from dirtiness and damp, I also have used a fuchsia - silver metallic zip to embellish and it is completely lined with a coordinating hot pink waterproof polyester.
I used Stampin' Up! inks in the fallowing colours:
-Stazon pad -black permanent ink
Tips to stamp on fabric
I started experimenting stamping and embossing on different materials a few years ago and today I'm quite confident about saying that once 100% cotton fabric is stamped with alcohol based inks the printed images will last and won't vanish even after washing. However, I would recommend using this technique mostly with accessories or items that don't need to be washed often, allow the ink to dry at least for 48 hours, hand washing with cold water to guarantee durability.
Stampin' Up! inks are water based. They will add vibrant and unique colours to your artworks but they can't be washed as the ink will dissolve. I wanted to use my Stampin' Up! inks to make the cosmetic case in the picture so that I added to that project a coat of clear PVC to protect the fabric.
You can also ensure durability by adding a coat of clear embossing powder when the ink is still fresh and then heat it up with an embossing heat gun ( embossing powder is fine ground of plastic bits and it will melt though the fabric). I'll be demonstrating this in a next tutorial and ASAP. I did this with other project and 2 years ago and the stamped images are still vibrant even after washing, but this is only the result of my experiments. Please share with me any other findings.
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