Tuesday Tip – Stamping On Fabric

At one of my stamp clubs, the “hot” topic was stamping on fabric. Several of the moms wanted to stamp t-shirts with their daughters and friends; I thought I’d share the info I gave them.

Does pigment ink work on fabric?

A: Yes, you can use it for stamping on fabrics.
However, colors are less vibrant on fabric than on paper. Also, even
after heat-setting, fabric inks fade slightly. This is true not only of Stampin’ Up!’s Craft pads but other fabric pads available in the retail market as
well. For a more vibrant image, try stamping the same image twice (one
on top of the other) using the Stamp-a-ma-jig®. Here are some important
tips to remember when stamping on fabric:

  • Prewash the fabric.
  • Tightly woven and smooth-finished fabrics work best.
  • Test a small area of fabric first.
  • Heat-set immediately after stamping.
  • Wash as normal or hand wash, but air or line dry.
  • For best results, re-ink pad frequently.

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