Here’s the post you’ve all been asking about! How to hand-stamp on burlap.
It’s a great technique and you can do numbers, words, or even make your own patterned fabric!
The biggest things to remember is… 1. burlap has a very rough, open weave; so chunkier stamps work better. Little details will be lost.
and… 2. Unlike stamping on other fabrics, don’t use straight fabric paint. It’s too thin. You’re better mixing fabric paint and a stiffer acrylic paint. You probably won’t be washing it, so even straight acrylic or even latex paint is fine.
You want to do a mix of either equal parts of fabric paint and acrylic paint, or 3 parts acrylic paint and one part fabric textile medium ( a medium that makes any acrylic paint into fabric paint you can find at craft stores.). This will make it so you can wash it, and keep it flexible enough so the paint doesn’t get crunchy or flakey.
Brush your paint onto your stamp.
Keep a wet paper towel handy because any paint left on your stamp when you’re done will ruin it.
Go a little heavier than normal because burlap will suck up the paint a bit.
Press very firmly.
Less detailed stamps definitely work much better.
you can also stencil with the same paint mix.
Again, the less detail the better.
Position your stencil.
Off-load any goopey paint onto a paper towel,
then use a stiff paint brush and pounce it in, you may need to go over an area several times.
Keep going until it’s as dark as you would like.
Then get decorating with it!
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