Summer is the perfect time for picnic lunches in the park or dinners on the porch. And while the food and company are things one and two on the to-do list, setting the perfect scene comes in at a close number three! These vegetable-stamped napkins are a fun addition to your summer table and they’d also be an excellent hostess, housewarming, or just-because gift.
Time: 30 minutes per napkin
Place a pre-washed freshly-pressed napkin over a piece of scrap paper or cardstock to protect the work surface from bleed-through. Apply All-Purpose Ink to an acrylic stamp with a paint brush. This allows you to place different colors in different parts of the stamp. All-Purpose Inks can be mixed to achieve different colors if a particular shade is needed (Ultramarine and Red Delicious combined to make a perfect shade for eggplants). Stamp your inked image onto the corner of your napkin where desired.
Before you clean of your first vegetable stamp, stamp again on a piece of scrap paper. This should give you enough of an image to cut masks from scrap paper to protect foreground images while stamping successive layers of the scene. Repeat steps one and two for all desired vegetables.
Embellish the stamped images with Fabrico markers—adding shading, outlines, and definition between the shapes.
Heat-set the stamped images to cure the ink. Set the iron to the heat setting for the clothe and use a cover layer to protect your iron. Wait 24 hours before laundering. Make as many napkins as you need for your place settings!
- All-Purpose Ink – White, Ultramarine, Spring Green, Red Delicious, Lemon Yellow
- Fabrico Markers – Real Black, Burgundy, Ultramarine, Spring Green, Emerald, Forest, Truffle, Lemon Yellow, Tangerine
- Fabric napkins
- Scrap paper
- Paint brushes
- Plastic plates or watercolor palette
- Close to My Heart – Vegetables I stamps
- Acrylic blocks
- Iron and ironing board
- Scrap fabric