See How to Stamp and Color with Fabric Inks

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

See How to Stamp and Color with Fabric Inks with All-Purpose Ink, Fabrico markers, and VersaFine Clair.

See how to decorate a cotton zipper tote bag using your favorite stamps and All-Purpose Inks to match summer colors and inspiring a positive mood. With this design, I stamped the words “smiles, hugs and kisses” along with swirls and flowers which could be used for cosmetics, small items, and for casual walks. Add glass beads to decorate it further and make a small metallic tag using SHEET Metal from Imagine and StazOn ink. The possibilities are endless!

Skill: Beginner
Time: 2 hours


Step 1

Stamp the swirls design from Joy Clair stamps with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink pad on the cotton bag.

Step 2

Mix All-Purpose Inks on Imagine’s Craft Mat and paint the stamped design.

Step 3

Distress the rest of the bag using a Large Sponge Dauber and Memento Luxe in Bahama Blue.

Step 4

Sharpen the flowers from the stamped design with the Fabrico Marker in Midnight.

Step 5

Stamp words from the stamp set with the VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink pad. Repeat on the other side and set colors with an iron.

Step 6

Hand sew beads on in matching colors.

Step 7

Cover a diamond SHEET Metal shape with StazOn in Teal Blue.

Step 8

Stamp the heart design with VersaMark, cover with Imagine’s Embossing Powder in White and heat set.

Step 9

Cover the SHEET metal shape with GlazOn to seal and protect the color. Attach the metal shape with a ribbon on the zipper.


  • Joy Clair – Hugs and Smiles stamp set
  • Cotton zipper tote bag
  • Paintbrush
  • Heat tool
  • Beads, needle, and thread
  • Satin ribbon

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