I love the look of hand stamped linen and thought it would be fun to create a throw or coverlet using that hand stamping technique. It would also make adorable pillows! This would be a really lovely handmade gift for a mother, sister, or close girlfriend. I love how it looks draped on the edge of a bed or over the top of a couch (where ours currently is). You can use any kind of fabric but I thought linen looked really nice. Wash it a few times to soften it up before printing on it.
Final images by Liz Daly
Keep reading to see how to make it…
Linen, fabric paint, brush, scrap cardboard or craft foam
Step 1: Cut your linen the desired size for your bed or a throw for the couch. Tape off squares so you have a reference and lay it on some scrap paper or back of an old rug (because the paint bleeds through a bit)
Step 2: Cut a large circle out of cardboard or craft foam. Lather it up with white fabric paint using a brush
Step 3: Press hard onto the middle of your first square. I glued on a peg to hold it better so it felt like a stamp but it wasn’t really necessary.
Step 4: The color will be uneven but I like the look of it being hand stamped. You can always do touch ups afterwards if you’d like.
Step 5: Reapply paint after each stamp and continue stamping in all your squares. Let dry completely and hem edges if desired.
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Hi there! I'm Liz Stanley. Born and raised a New Yorker, plus a few newlywed years in charming Hoboken, I now live in the fairytale city of San Francisco with my husband and son. This blog is a collection of simple ideas for making your home and life more crafty and stylish. MORE >>>