Hi everyone, Heidi here, today I would like to show you a fun project where I used Lindy’s wonderful products on fabric. I decorated two small zipper totes (they would fit brushes, markers as well as Lindy’s Magicals and Magical Shakers) to go with my denim craft apron. I washed the zipper totes before applying the colours.
I started the actual project by stamping on the canvas fabric zipper tote using Archival Jet Black ink and a Darkroom Door background stamped called French Script.
Next, I mixed some The Crafter’s Workshop Clear Gesso with Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical Shaker in Bavarian Blue to create a paint and I mixed this with Vallejo Textile Medium, on my glass work surface. Of course, I could have applied the Magical Shaker color to the fabric with water but to have the stencil design run as little as possible I wanted to create a paint.
If you have worked with Lindy’s products (or acrylic paints for that matter) before and have spilled some on your clothes then you know that once dry they don’t wash out the fabric easily but I wanted to make sure that the design stays nice over time even if I wash the totes in the future: with textile medium the color adheres better to the fabric.
Now I’m ready to apply the blue paint that I created over a stencil (I chose a stencil by The Crafter’s Workshop called Art Deco Leaves) using a dry painters stippling brush and using up and down pouncing motions. I applied the paint to different areas drying in between with my heat tool. I did the same on the back of the tote.
Next, I’ve repeated the same procedure with Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical Shaker in Black Forest Black, but I only applied this black paint mixture sparingly. When the paint is dry you can add more stamping if you feel that your project needs this.
For best resistance to washing Vallejo advises fixing the painted fabric by ironing on the reverse side so that’s what I did and now the zipper tote is ready to be used!
To finish my tote with a fun detail I adhered a metal butterfly to my zipper using needle and thread.
On the black zipper tote, I adhered the canvas fabric flower (made by Canvas Corp Brands) using needle and thread. Then I sprayed the flower with water and I added a Lindy’s Stamp Gang Squirts in Banff Blue directly from the bottle to the flower. I sprayed more water when I wanted the color to flow more and when necessary I also used a brush to spread the color around. I didn’t want to cover the entire flower though.
To finish the second zipper tote I adhered the metal butterfly on top of the canvas flower, using needle and thread and some The Crafter’s Workshop Matte Gel Medium (using a brush) and then, when I felt that the black was a bit too black, I applied some white acrylic paint mixed with the Textile Medium over the same stencil I used on the other tote using the same stippling brush.
Lindy’s Stamp Products I used:
Zipper totes, Archival Jet Black ink, Darkroom Door French Script background stamp, TCW Clear Gesso, Vallejo Textile Medium, TCW stencil Art Deco Leaves, painters stippling brush, CCB canvas flower, needle/thread, TCW Matte Gel Medium
That’s it for today and I wish you a creative day!