The Harmony Opaque Pigment ink pads aren’t just for papercrafts! As Tracy Freeman shows in this gorgeous home decor piece, you can use the ink pads to stamp onto fabric too!
You Will Need:
- Non-coated fabric
- Embroidery hoop
- Floral Arrangements stamp set
- Essential Sentiments stamp set
- Harmony Opaque ink pads: Twilight Grey, Lemon Tonic, Green Topaz, Jet Black
- Masking paper
- Heat gun/iron
- Hot glue gun
Choose a non coated fabric and mark out where your embroidery hoop edge is going to be using a pencil.
Stamp the solid vase image from the Floral Arrangements stamp set, using the Twilight Grey ink pad, in the centre of this circle. At the same time, stamp the same image onto masking paper and cut out as close to the edge as possible.
Position the mask over the stamped area and stamp up the flower stamp using the Lemon Tonic ink pad for the main flower area and the Green Topaz ink pad for the stem. Repeat this step with the masking paper.
Once you have masked off your flowers, stamp the long leaf using Green Topaz and stamp the smile sentiment underneath the vase using Jet Black Ink.
Use a heat gun to heat set the stamping and leave to one side. Top tip: you can heat set pigment inks with an iron to give the inks extra staying power.
Cut two pieces of card to fit inside the hoop. Position the stamped fabric in the hoop using one of the card pieces behind it.
Carefully cut away any excess fabric leaving an inch or so border around the edge, and overlap the piece of card. Adhere using a hot glue gun – do small pieces at a time for a neater look. Once dry, add a layer of adhesive and add the second piece of card – this makes the back look neater and adds extra stability.
Finish off by adding some ribbon to the top of the hoop.