Hi there! I’m over on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today, sharing these Easter Egg napkins!
Easter brunch is a tradition in my family and we tend to have the same festive foods on the Easter table each year. I usually buy a bunch of spring-coloured paper napkins to put on the table, but this year I thought it would be fun to decorate cloth napkins with fabric paint.
Steps to decorate the napkins:
1 | Read the directions of your fabric paint. If you want to be able to put your napkins in the laundry later on, it’s safe to prepare the cloth as stated in the directions before you start stamping. (Or you can just fly by the seat of your pants like I did…)
2 | Back a couple of scraps of craft foam with Clear Double-Sided Adhesive. Use the Easter Eggs die-set to die-cut the three overlays and one of the coordinating solid eggs each. Also cut an extra solid egg each out of just craft foam.
3 | Assemble the foam stamps: peel the backing from the solid egg and stick it on a coordinating (just craft foam) egg. Then peel the backing from the same sized overlay and stick it on the double foam solid egg.
4 | Adhere your stamp to an acrylic block with a little strip of Clear Double-Sided Adhesive Tape or a non-permanent adhesive roller if you want.
Use a brayer to roll your fabric paint onto the stamp or use a sponge to dab the paint on.
You want to cover the stamp evenly with fabric paint, not too thick and not too thin either. Also keep an eye out for excess paint in the stamp crevices, because this will cause blobs of paint in your stamped image!
Practice stamping on a fabric scrap first if needed.
5 | Stamp your pattern. Work fairly quick so the paint doesn’t dry on your stamp.
6 | You can also adhere more than one stamp onto one acrylic block for quicker fabric coverage.
7 | Don’t forget the solid side of the stamp. Stamp the solid egg first and then stamp over it with the overlay!
8 | Once you are done stamping, I recommend checking the directions of your fabric paint again. Some paints need to dry for a certain time and/or need to be heat set in order to become permanent and washable.
Happy Easter crafting!
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Clear Double-Sided Adhesive
Repositionable adhesive (Scrapbook Adhesives)
Brayer or sponge