Hello! Amy here with this week's MIM.
Today I thought it would be a treat to do something other than coloring with my stamps. So I grabbed Boo's Pumpkin from the Sweet November Boo's Fun set and put together this little tutorial for stamping on fabric.
First you will need to gather supplies. A piece of apparel to decorate, a stamp of your choosing, and some Staz On ink. These are the essentials but I have also added a black Copic, some ribbon, and glow-in-the-dark fabric paint into the mix for this Halloween t-shirt.
To ensure that you can wash the shirt without losing the stamped image, flip it inside out and and use a hot, dry iron (no steam) to set the image.
At this point you could be done and have a perfectly cute decorated garment. But seeing as I have stamped a ghostie, and this is for Halloween, I decided to add an eerie glow to the image using some fabric paint. Keep the cardboard in place because just like the ink, we don't want the paint to seep through to the back of the shirt. Ok, so I brushed a thin layer all over Boo and then squeezed on some thin accent lines. You have to let this dry for at least four hours and don't wash it until after 24 hours. This is also the step where I carefully used my black Copic to color in the pupils of Boo's eyes.
Once the paint was dry I tied a bow out of the plaid ribbon and stitched it on to the top of the stamped pumpkin using a needle and thread. I think this adds a cute girlie touch to the t-shirt.
I tried to get a shot of Boo glowing in the dark but that was an epic fail, so you'll just have to believe me when I tell you that this ghost has a cool glow about him once the lights go out. :)
Here is the finished product, a cute little Halloween top with a glow-in-the-dark surprise. I hope it inspires you look at some of the old t-shirts around your house with new eyes and gets you using your stamps in a different way!