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Frame Filled Tea Towel – Stamping On Fabric

(This post is part of my Focus Your Craft & Soul Blog Event – see the list of all the posts HERE!)

When I got hold of the Lawn Fawn Flirty Frames Stamp Set, I knew I wanted to fill at least one project up with lots and lots of frames!

Frame Filled Tea Towel - Stamping On Fabric at Jennifer Grace Creates

Here’s how to make a frame filled tea towel – once you’ve started stamping on fabric you won’t want to stop!

Step 1: Gather your supplies – a tea towel (I bought an ombre one in a set at Primark), the Flirty Frames stamp set, a clear acrylic block, and two colours of VersaCraft Ink Pads (I used Cool Grey and Emerald):

Frame Filled Tea Towel - Stamping On Fabric at Jennifer Grace Creates

The VersaCraft inks are especially made for stamping on fabric, but you could experiment with other ink pads. Just be aware that other inks may fade when washed or the solvent in them may deteriorate the fabric fibers over a course of time.

Step 2: Stamp your tea towel! I got a rythm going with this and really enjoyed myself, it was quite therapeutic! Start with one frame and stamp it in one colour in random places on your tea towel. Then repeat with another frame in a different colour. Once you’ve done all the larger frames in one colour stamp them again but switching which colour you use for which stamp. Then use the smaller frame to go back and fill in all the gaps:

Frame Filled Tea Towel - Stamping On Fabric at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 3: When the frames are all finished, stamp some hearts inside a few frames, and some stars in a few of the gaps:

Frame Filled Tea Towel - Stamping On Fabric at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 4: Then heat-set the stamping with an iron on a high setting. Apparently you should put another cloth between your project and the iron, I didn’t do this so then green smudged a little in a couple of places, but it’s barely noticeable!

Frame Filled Tea Towel - Stamping On Fabric at Jennifer Grace Creates

That’s it! Your tea towel is ready to wash and use as normal! I have washed mine once on a 40 degree wash and the frames still look good:

Frame Filled Tea Towel - Stamping On Fabric at Jennifer Grace Creates

This would make a unique gift or fun statement piece in your kitchen!

Be Inspired:

Fill a project up with frames or other outline shape

Stamp onto a surface other than paper

Make a simple pattern on top of an ombre background

Would you use this tea towel or just hang it somewhere to look pretty? I am going to buy more VersaCraft Ink Pads to stamp on other things now!

I’ll see you again in an hour!

Jennifer x

22 thoughts on “Frame Filled Tea Towel – Stamping On Fabric”

  1. oH my my my! Wow Jennifer!!! What a great gift this idea would make! Your’s looks fresh and neat as a pin!!!
    This definitely is on my list to do’s! I think after making one, it would be hard to give away!

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  2. I love how this turned out! I’m going to have to give this a try, although I bought some Rit dye recently, so I may try out dying some white tea towels in ombre to stamp on.

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  3. That turned out amazing. I would just hang it up to be pretty!! My sister makes us towels to use for crafty projects. I will have her make some and I can try this. Thanks for the idea and tutorial.

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  4. GEE WHIZZ…..I would never have thought of this…..I can see this making a wonderful gift for Christmas time….it’s great. LOVE! Thank you for sharing:):)

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  5. This looks fabulous!!! Love it on the ombre. I had not heard of this kind of ink before. What a great project idea!!!
    ❀ J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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