Stamped Dish Towels

by JOANN |

Item # 0922188784P112
Intermediate Over 5 Hours
  • Plain white dish flour sack towels
  • Fabric paint
  • Medium flat brush
  • 2mm foam sheet
  • 6mm foam sheet​
  • Scissors
  • X-Acto® Blade
  • Pencil
  • Papertowel / water for clean up
  • ​Hot glue gun / glue
  • Black fabric marker

  1. Choose a fruit, leaf or organic element and create a few stamp variations. To create the stamp, draw your shapes with a pencil on 2mm foam. Cut out the shapes from the thinner foam and hot glue the cutouts to a piece of thicker 6mm foam as the base.
  2. Using a flat medium brush, paint the desired color onto the stamp. Test the stamp before stamping onto your towel by stamping your design onto a paper towel. This will help you figure out the correct amount of paint and pressure needed before applying it to your towel.
  3. Vary the designs and stamp the bottom 1/3 of the towel. To add interest, rotate the stamps, mix up with colors between the different elements of the design and use an array of shapes.
  4. Once the paint is dry, add details to some of the stamped areas with a black fabric marker.

  • Heat set your paint with an iron for best results. Using medium dry heat and a scrap piece of fabric over your design, iron the painted area for 3-5 minutes keeping the iron moving as to not scorch the paint. This will add durability to the painted design.

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