We invest a lot of money into our craft supplies, so why not use them to their potential! We can find new uses for craft sprays, embroidery threads, and stamps and stretch our craft budgets. In this tutorial, I outline how to use stamps as a template for embroidery. And while we’re at it, why not use sprays to make custom-colored embroidery thread, too!
Time: 2 – 3 hours + drying time
Spray Rose Bud, Lilac Posies and New Sprout Fireworks directly onto the craft mat close to each other for the dye ink to blend. These colors will create the Rose petal colors. Add a length of white embroidery floss across the three puddles and let them soak up the color.
Repeat with New Sprout Fireworks and Walnut Ink for the Rose stem colors thread. Allow both floss color themes to dry completely.
Stamp the chosen image onto pressed linen with VersaFine. Let dry.
Thread a needle with 3 (of the 6) strands of the dyed floss and fill in the stamped sections with the different colors. The sample project uses satin stitch for the petals and leaves, detached chain stitch for the stem, and French knots for accents.
Embellish the stamped image with a stitched frame or other embellishments.
Paint a bare wood frame with a wash of white acrylic paint and spray with Desert Sand Fireworks to add a touch of age and shimmer.
Cut a piece of chipboard to fit behind the opening of the frame and wrap the embroidered linen around it. Secure it inside the frame and project is ready to go!
This project makes a great gift or can be a lovely decorative item in a craft room.
- Fireworks! – Rose Bud, Lilac Posies, New Sprout, Desert Sand
- Walnut Ink – Eucalyptus, Willow Craft Mat
- VersaFine – Olympia Green
- White embroidery thread
- Acrylic blocks
- Close to My Heart – rose stamp
- Linen fabric
- Embroidery needle
- Embroidery hoop
- Wooden frame
- White acrylic paint
- Paint Brush
Don’t Be Eye Candy Be Soul Food by Tenia Nelson
I wanted to make a super fun card encouraging ladies to be made of the good stuff while also strutting your stuff! I started with stamping an image with VersaMark onto watercolor paper and heat embossing it. I then used Bamboo Leaves Memento marker to scribble onto an acrylic block and watercolor the lady. I did the same technique with Tuxedo Black Memento Marker and Rich Cocoa Memento ink for the skin tones. I then sprayed New Sprout Fireworks Craft onto the whole image panel to pull the design together, stamped the sentiment onto a piece of cardstock using Cottage Ivy Memento Ink and finished it with adding sequins and washi tape. And mounted the whole piece onto a blank card base.
- Memento Marker – Bamboo Leaves, Tuxedo Black
- Memento – Rich Cocoa, Cottage Ivy
- Fireworks – New Sprout
- Embossing Powder – Black
- Unity Stamp Company – stamp
- Embellishments – sequins, washi tape, sticker stitches
- Heating Tool