Have you seen my latest project on the Gelli Arts® blog?
I’m customizing a store-bought cotton table runner to fit my Easter decor. Gelli® printing on fabric is so easy and fun!
Check it out here!
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!
Repositionable adhesive (Scrapbook Adhesives)
Brayer or sponge
I was looking through my photo archives and this caught my eye.
I think I’ve mentioned before that I make a lot more crafty stuff than ever makes it to this blog. Well, this is the perfect example.
I created this shadow box using Tim Holtz/Sizzix products for Mijn Creatieve Hobby magazine last year. By the time I was allowed to share it, it was way past Easter and there was no point. But now that Easter is approaching again, seeing these might inspire you to some Easter crafting!
This was half a decoupaged styrofoam egg adhered to a ready made Tim Holtz canvas. I loved how it turned out! I hoped I would get it back afterwards, but I didn’t, so I might have to try this one again sometime!
Same flowers, die-cut from Grungepaper, hot glued onto painted, wooden egg holders.
And a little box that was transformed into a Easter egg basket with a die-cut edge.
There’s a new sketch online at the Dutch Dares blog! Although the blog is in Dutch… Internationals are more than welcome to play along! All participants have the chance to win a spot as a guest designer and a RAK!
Journaling/titel: Easter egg hunting with grandpa, Easter 1976
The lovely flowers I’ve used as embellishments are stamped with the Abundant Blossoms set from myStamp BOX. And if you head on over to the myStamp BOX blog, you can see another Easter project I’ve created with these wonderful stamps!
Er staat weer een nieuwe schets online op het Dutch Dares blog! Als je meedoet maak je kans op een leuke RAK en daarnaast ding je mee om uitgenodigd te worden als gast designer bij onze volgende schets!
De leuke bloemen die ik als embellishments heb gebruikt, zijn gestempeld met de Abundant Blossoms-set van myStamp BOX. Op het myStamp BOX-blog is bovendien nog een ander paasproject te zien dat ik heb gemaakt met behulp van deze stempels!
Ben nog even in de paassfeer gebleven…
De kip is van Artemio. Ik heb haar beschilderd met acrylverf en schoolbordverf. De styropor-eieren zijn beplakt met (wol)vilt en daarna grof gestikt met borduurgaren.