My very good friend Janet had a jewelry party and asked me if I would make some hand made items to sell. These are some of the scarves I hand-stamped for the party. In the days to come I’ll share with you the stamped candles and coasters I offered as well.
Some of the colors photographed lighter then what they really are.
For this scarf I used Pretty Peony (retired), Fabulous Florets and the motif from Elements of Style stamp sets.
The colors I used were Perfect Plum, Marina Mist & More Mustard Craft Ink.
To Hand-Stamp A Silk Scarf:
1. When you receive your Silk Scarf, the first thing you’ll want to do is to iron it. Set the iron to a medium setting and lay the Scarf flat on the ironing board. On top of the Scarf place a piece of muslin fabric or a pillowcase, with no pattern or color. Dampen the piece of muslin fabric and place it on the Scarf and iron it, until sll the wrinkles are out. If you have wrinkles the stamp images won’t stamp completely.
2. Once your Scarf is ironed, and dry, you can begin stamping. Take care in lifting the stamp, because sometimes the inked stamp will stick to the Silk. Make sure you use Stazon Ink or Stampin’ Up!’s Craft Ink. I worked from the Ink Spots and had no trouble using them.
3. After you finish stamping your Silk Scarf, heat set the images by ironing the Scarf, using the muslin piece of fabric again, without dampening it.
That’s all there’s to it!
Here are some other samples:
These Silk Scarves make wonderful Christmas, Holiday & Birthday gifts. They can be personalized to the gift recipient favorite flowers, animals and colors.
Silk Scarves can be bought on the Internet.
Thanks for looking