I am a big fan of medium mash-ups. It is so much fun to create unexpected combinations of materials and “break the rules” (what rules?). In past posts, I have used embroidery on unexpected surfaces such as paper HERE. I have used watercolor paint on fabric HERE. I have even embroidered on leaves HERE and on window screens HERE.
Today I wanted to try something a little different. I am adding stamps to the mix. I got the idea to stamp fabric with decorative designs and then embroider over them freehand style. It gives the stamp both color and dimension and turns it into your own unique creation. This is such a fun and relaxing way to practice your stitching while stretching your imagination and creativity.
I used just a regular old ink pad for rubber stamps like the one above.
I added some letter stamps to make my name and my logo stamp. I also added some interfacing to the back of the fabric to give it some stability before sewing on it.
Above is the interfacing I like to use. It is very easy to apply to the back of your fabric. Simply face the textured side up on your ironing board. Lay the cotton fabric with the right side up (Wrong side facing the interfacing) and gently iron to fuse them together. The texture on the interfacing is glue that melts so the iron heats the glue to bind the fabrics together.
These are great in tiny picture frames or as appliqué which you can learn about HERE.
Hope you give it a try.
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