Fabric Stamping from Rubber Stamp Tapestry
Rubber Stamp Tapestry is taking on textiles with our new line of Fabric Peg Stamps and Peg Stamp Sets! These new stamps are specifically designed to work well on fabric, as well as on paper. Fabric projects open a whole new set of possiblities to the stamper, from quilts to placemats to clothing and much more! You are only limited by your imagination! Using the Component Stamping process, it's now easy to create usable items that will be cherished for generations!
What's Different about the Fabric Stamps?
|The first thing you will notice about our new Fabric Peg Stamps is that they are shorter than our original Peg Stamps designed for paper. This lets you know at a glance that these Peg Stamps are going to stamp well on fabric. Some of our original Peg Stamps may stamp well on fabric also, but when you see a short peg, you know it's been designed from the start to stamp well on this new medium.|
In addition to the shorter pegs, we have also introduced a brand new size of Peg Stamp to our line: the Jumbo! Jumbo Stamps are a 1 inch diameter peg, giving you an even bigger component stamping image than ever before!
What else do I need to get started?To stamp on fabric, you will need fabric-friendly ink. We have been testing many different brands, and now carry several of what we think work the best. Check our Fabric Inks section to see all the new products!
In addition, we also carry many different accessories to aid your fabric stamping projects. Ink cups, mixing wells, foam, and even fabric are now available in our new Fabric Stamping Accessories section!
Fabric Stamping Tips
- Use 100% cotton in pale shades for best results.
- Prewash your fabric without fabric softener.
- Iron the fabric for a smooth working surface and then place on a piece of cardboard or other flat surface (I use a smooth glass cutting board).
- Use fabric inks or paints and follow manufacturers instructions. Many brands of acrylic paints like Liquitex, Golden, Matisse, etc, work great. Some brands do not work and will wash out of fabric so always test first.
- Spread ink or paint evenly onto foam or foam brush and if too thick, spray lightly with fine mist water bottle. Stamp on paper to check image first then on a scrap piece of fabric. When satisfied with results, go to your project. Spritz foam with fine mist of water whenever paint starts to dry and test again before stamping.
- Clean stamps gently but thoroughly in between colors with a couple drops of mild detergent like Granny's Spot Remover and water on a coarse material such as a swatch of upholstery fabric or denim. Use a toothbrush and mild detergent to clean recessed areas where necessary.
- Store foam in airtight container or plastic bag and spritz with water the next day for continued use.
- After stamping, heat treat the images with a dry iron for at least 30 seconds on underside and then on top.
- Do not wash for at least 72 hours.
Fabric Stamping Sections
Click each image below to see our products for fabric stamping!