Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Tutorial: Martha Stewart Paint DIY Fabric Printing


About a month ago I got a package in the mail. I eagerly ripped it open to discover some major loot inside. I mean, major, major loot.


I was given this glorious box of Martha Stewart / Plaid [the makers of Mod Podge!] craft supplies with one directive - make a Mother's Day craft, then blog about it. So after thinking about it for a little while, I decided to do some DIY fabric printing.





My mom spent a good chunk of her childhood in Florida, and it's a state that holds a special place in her heart. So I thought I'd make a beachy little travel kit to use when she goes down there.


If you don't want to make a travel kit, you can still use to following method print on all kinds of things to make a special gift for Mom this Mother's Day. Make a tote bag or a phone case. Don't sew? Then buy a pre-made tea towel or set of napkins and print on those!

[Also, sidenote, this paint actually works on ALL surfaces. Which is pretty awesome. Fabric, glass, ceramic, wood, whatever.]

So for my fabric, first I chose these aptly nautical stencils.


Then I upcapped the bottle of stencil adhesive. I'd never thought to use an adhesive on the back of stencils before.


Following the directions, I sprayed a little on the back of the stencil I was going to use...


...then tamped it down onto a 20" x 24" piece of canvas.


Ummm kind of amazing! The stencil was totally stuck in place and the adhesive prevented any paint bleed. I used one of the included sea sponges to dab on some Satin paint in Carnation.


Then I peeled up the stencil...


...and voila! A pink shell!


I made staggered rows all the way up. Note that it was ok to overlap the stencil over the still-wet previous row of shells, as long as I didn't directly touch that area everything was fine. I had to reapply the adhesive about once every four repetitions.


Pink shells!


Oh, this is like level one crafter knowledge, but make sure you put something down under your project, otherwise you might see this when you lift it up. Luckily it wiped away with windex and paper towels.


Next I added a layer of sea fans in Surf satin paint.


At some point I switch to a utility brush because it was faster.


Next up was a layer of starfish in Jonquil...


...followed by a layer of sand dollars in Sea Lavender. [This layer is a little hard to see.]


Then I used this awesome tutorial on the Purl Bee to make a zippered dopp kit from my new custom printed fabric!


But I wasn't finished. There were still goodies in the box I wanted to try. Like this spray paint kit. This thing was pretty cool. You could use any of the Martha Stewart paints, mix them with a special medium and load them into a sprayer to turn them into spray paint.


I followed the mix directions with the Satin paint in Carnation and sprayed two small squares of canvas to make a little zippered pouch.


It gave them a nice subtle pink dusting.


Then I cracked open the roll of stencil film and the stencil cutting heat tool. I decided I wanted to paint the state of Florida on the front of the pouch. So I printed a picture from the internet to trace, then used the heat tool to cut through the stencil film all around the outline.


It cut through it like butter! Then I used the above stenciling method to paint Florida with Satin paint in Rasberry Ice.


I also added a layer of Glitter paint in Sterling. Cause why not?


Then I hand painted a little red heart with the Satin paint in Habanero and used this great tutorial from design*sponge to make a zippered pouch [I just scaled it down].


Even though the surprise is kinda ruined now - because guess what, my mom reads my blog - I think she'll still like her new beachy Florida travel kit. And even if she doesn't, she still has to pretend she does, right? :]

Be sure to check out Plaid crafts on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

Full disclosure about this post here.

207 comments:

  1. This is great, Devon! Thanks for the great tutorial! xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  2. Put those zippered pouches on Etsy cause I want a Kentucky one, like, yesterday! Oh Martha, you never let us down.

    ReplyDelete
  3. That is so cute. What a sentimental gift for your mom. I love it!

    ReplyDelete
  4. That's awesome! I never would have thought of that! Great job!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I really love this!
    have you tried washing them...does the paint wash off?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. i have not tried washing it, though i did heat set it by holding an iron on the back of it for a few seconds. the bottle says it works on fabric and it seems pretty durable.

      Delete
  6. How cool! So creative and so many different crafts (stenciling, dying, sewing) in this one. Love it :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Great project, I love the little pouches and how it is so personalized for your mom!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Devon I love these colors! And the funny thing is that it's not my typical color palette, but it's so appealing! You did it just right :D

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thanks! totally not my typical color palette either but i was thinking florida and beach and just went with it.

      Delete
  9. awesome!! those towels are totally cute :) I see that on the back of the martha stewart paint it says it works for fabric, but then EVERY OTHER TUTORIAL allllways uses the fabric medium which is confusing?? am i the only confused one?? haha but it seems you just used the paint--if you did, how well did it adhere after washing?? Thanks for the tutorial either way! Super cute!

    Rachael

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. hi rachael! i have not yet washed anything with the martha stewart paint. if you're thinking about using it, I'd test it on a small scrap of fabric then just toss it in your next load of laundry.

      Delete
  10. I was wondering the same thing about washing, I'l let you know after I test it out! Thanks for the idea!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Very interesting idea! I'm going to have to try that! :-)

    Thank you very much for sharing with us!!!!!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. did they send you the paint for free adnd why did they send it

    ReplyDelete
  13. What was the fabric you used? It looked like maybe a muslin?

    ReplyDelete
  14. Superb posts with lots of information!!! This is really the most miraculous blog site dude…. Panasonic ES-LT71-S

    ReplyDelete
  15. Pretty remarkable post. I simply came across your blog and desired to say that I have really enjoyed searching your blog posts. home security system

    ReplyDelete
  16. It’s my fortune to go to at this blog and realize out my required stuff that is also in the quality. pure garcinia cambogia

    ReplyDelete
  17. Congrats you individuals are doing with this blog site. royal dar al eiman Makkah

    ReplyDelete
  18. Found your blog excessively interesting indeed. I really enjoyed studying it.
    green coffee extract

    ReplyDelete
  19. Pretty remarkable post. I simply came across your blog and desired to say that I have really enjoyed searching your blog posts.
    Elevator Shoes

    ReplyDelete
  20. credit repair reviews
    Hi mates, how is the whole thing, and what you are longing to say about this post, in my view it’s very splendid on behalf of me.

    ReplyDelete
  21. frontpoint
    That’s really a nice one, I have seen many blogs but they are outdated so I’m pleased to see this blog now.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Pretty remarkable post. I simply came across your blog and desired to say that I have really enjoyed searching your blog posts.
    check page rank

    ReplyDelete
  23. home security companies
    These articles and blogs are certainly sufficient for me personally for a day.

    ReplyDelete
  24. best electric shaver for men
    Great webpage buddy, I am going to notify this to all my friends and contacts as well.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Hi, just desired to let you know, I enjoyed this blog post. It had been funny. Carry on posting! Indian songs

    ReplyDelete
  26. best panasonic electric shavers
    Hi guys, I am again at the same place, and reading this post, it is also a pleasurable article, so stick with it.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Cosmetic Dentist reseda

    I have visited lots of the blogs but this blog is truthfully wonderful.

    ReplyDelete
  28. How to lose stomach fat
    The gorgeous post learned a great deal Thanks greatly!

    ReplyDelete
  29. unknown caller
    This short article posted only at the web site is truly good.

    ReplyDelete
  30. top seo agency
    Every week-end I used to pay a fast visit this site, because I’d like enjoyment, because this web site conations certainly fussy material.

    ReplyDelete
  31. payday loans in virginia
    Wonderful collection of the posts!! These will be definitely helpful for everyone.

    ReplyDelete
  32. Panda Designs
    This is really quite informative blog such qualitative info I have never seen anywhere.

    ReplyDelete
  33. phone lookup service
    You have done really a superb job with your web site. Marvelous stuff is here to read.

    ReplyDelete
  34. Find more info
    I'm certainly very happy to read this blog site posts which carries plenty of helpful data, thanks for providing such information.

    ReplyDelete
  35. Fine method of telling, and enjoyable article to acquire factual statements.dental implants south bay

    ReplyDelete
  36. This is one amongst my desired blogs; I have got enough knowledge through this.
    autoinsurance

    ReplyDelete
  37. Thanks for sharing this amazing idea. I loved to read this review very much. Best of luck!

    ReplyDelete
  38. The caliber of information that you're offering is merely wonderful.local citation service

    ReplyDelete
  39. Good job, the strategies stated in the content are actually very nice!! Thanks
    Buy High PR Backlinks

    ReplyDelete
  40. Fine method of telling, and enjoyable article to acquire factual statements.best password manager

    ReplyDelete
  41. Hello mates, how is everything, and what you desired to speak regarding this post, very personally in my point of view it’s really overwhelming for me.
    dating tips

    ReplyDelete
  42. This blog post is really great; the standard stuff of the post is genuinely amazing. social media infographics

    ReplyDelete
  43. Good good…this post really deserves the praise nice post. :P
    Top Rated Electric Shavers

    ReplyDelete
  44. Fine method of telling, and enjoyable article to acquire factual statements.life & style

    ReplyDelete
  45. Fine method of telling, and enjoyable article to acquire factual statements.car insurance

    ReplyDelete
  46. Fine method of telling, and enjoyable article to acquire factual statements.5 star escorts service

    ReplyDelete
  47. This is the happiest day of my life; I came here observed many things here that really sound good. best electric razor

    ReplyDelete
  48. Oh guys thank you about your article. Very informative!! Hajj 2014

    ReplyDelete
  49. I hope you will share such type of impressive contents again with us so that we can utilize it and get more advantage.Atlantis Tank

    ReplyDelete
  50. Welcome at MovieTube, this website is sharing good movies online.

    ReplyDelete
  51. Fine method of telling, and enjoyable article to acquire factual statements.can new yorkers still get payday loans

    ReplyDelete
  52. Fine method of telling, and enjoyable article to acquire factual statements. best credit repair companies

    ReplyDelete
  53. Fine method of telling, and enjoyable article to acquire factual statements.whole life insurance

    ReplyDelete
  54. It's not my very first time to visit this blog; I’m visiting this daily and acquire superb info from here day by day.payday loans for people with savings account

    ReplyDelete
  55. Fine method of telling, and enjoyable article to acquire factual statements.what are the payday loan amounts in tennessee

    ReplyDelete
  56. Your blogs and every other content are thus interesting and helpful it makes me return back again.pay day loans for waco texas on waco drive and hood street

    ReplyDelete
  57. I even have been getting a lot of helpful and informative material in your web site.Book of Ra

    ReplyDelete
  58. Your blog is much appreciative it has really compelled me to comment on this. family health insurance florida

    ReplyDelete
  59. Nice post. Good to see the information share here

    ReplyDelete
  60. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  61. I thought haven’t read such distinctive material anywhere else on-line.Folsom auto body

    ReplyDelete
  62. This article is actually remarkable one it helps many new users that desire to read always the best stuff.Columbia electrician

    ReplyDelete
  63. I guess this blog is perfectly incomparable.5 day diet plan

    ReplyDelete
  64. Your way to enlighten everything on this blog is actually pleasant, everyone manage to efficiently be familiar with it, Thanks a great deal. document shredding massachusetts

    ReplyDelete
  65. Your blogs and every other content are thus interesting and helpful it makes me return back again. buy skinny fiber

    ReplyDelete
  66. Good blog along with the excellent quality stuff and I’m sure this will be greatly helpful.Overland Park auto repair

    ReplyDelete
  67. Good blog along with the excellent quality stuff and I’m sure this will be greatly helpful. roofing contractors Sugar Land

    ReplyDelete
  68. I would like to say that this blog really convinced me to do it! Thanks, very good post. ClubFlyer

    ReplyDelete
  69. This will alter the existing window, so make sure you have another window readily available to change to. Certainly, this window ought to not have 3D video games on it- rather, search to a site that looks academic- they'll never ever learn you were playing online complimentary flash video games! http://vex3.info/

    ReplyDelete
  70. You'll require to discover creative methods to play totally free online games out of sight of those who consider it reckless if the online games are not being filtered from seeing. http://snailbobx.com

    ReplyDelete
  71. Generally this can be done by just "concealing" the Windows job bar, and merely pushing Alt + Tab when an administrator neighbors, looking for anybody playing online video games. earntodiex

    ReplyDelete
  72. I really hope to see the same high-grade blog posts from you in the future aswell.
    vertix.io
    Dog Games
    Fighting Games
    Subway Surfers
    Mickey Mouse Games

    ReplyDelete

  73. Thanks for sharing this Post, Keep Updating such topics.
    journalhome
    natashawilliam
    youknowitbaby

    ReplyDelete
  74. The finance homework help guarantees plagiarism free work for you and provides full support in your accounting homework with round the clock experts’ help.

    Accounting Essays

    ReplyDelete
  75. Hello,this is early nice post.I regularly visit your blog post.
    attitude status in english

    ReplyDelete
  76. This is so beautiful. How can anyone be so talented!

    ReplyDelete
  77. Dear Martha Stewart,

    your amazing. Never thought anything like this! You just opened my eyes!

    ReplyDelete
  78. Creativity can make a simple things to the different level! Sometimes I wonder what a man can do with his imagination. Such an awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  79. every single and little things can make difference in this world. Even the smallest thing can create the prietest thing!

    ReplyDelete
  80. simple things to the different level! Sometimes I wonder what a man can do with his imagination. Such an awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  81. I read this blog, thanks for sharing another great article.
    slither io | wings io | science kombat | tank trouble 4

    ReplyDelete
  82. Welcomes to google terminal keep sharing such ideas in the future as well.
    google snake this was actually EARN TO DIE
    what i was looking for,and i am glad to came here! AGE OF WAR 2
    Hi! I’ve been reading your blog for a while HAPPY WHEELS
    I want you to thank for your time of this wonderful read!!! Slitherio
    Amazing insight you have on this, Slither io This article always blew me BIG FARM

    ReplyDelete
  83. I read this blog, thanks for sharing another great article.

    ReplyDelete
  84. thank you I want you to thank for your time of this wonderful read!!!

    ReplyDelete
  85. every single and little things can make difference in this world.

    ReplyDelete
  86. simple things to the different level! Sometimes I wonder what a man can do with his imagination. Such an awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  87. read this blog, thanks for sharing another great article.

    ReplyDelete
  88. Martha, I really in love with your work. This is so beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  89. That design of the bag is really awesome! I Love It! Rest are also good!

    ReplyDelete
  90. On the off chance that you and your little girl love Bratz or Barbie dolls and you likewise cherish. smashattackreads.com

    ReplyDelete
  91. surfing the World Wide Web, you and your child may now appreciate PC virtual character recreations. square quick app

    ReplyDelete
  92. with your most loved dolly. This can engross and easy to download and play. Your Barbie might be. play yandere simulator

    ReplyDelete
  93. I dyeing a tiny bag for my little girl and she liked it so much. I am very happy. Thank you, Martha

    ReplyDelete
  94. You have to have good sense of design to dye such a beauty. You certainly have the skill Martha. Great Work!

    ReplyDelete
  95. amazing work, they look really great ! Nice taste and colors there !

    ReplyDelete
  96. Such a cute round up!! I'll be pinning for later! :

    ReplyDelete
  97. surfing the World Wide Web, you and your child may now appreciate

    ReplyDelete
  98. It's really will cost cheaper to make decorations. Chapeau Madame!

    ReplyDelete
  99. It was very useful for me. I'm happy I found this blog. Thank you for sharing with us,I too always learn something new from your post.Visit our website atcara cepat kurus tanpa olahraga

    ReplyDelete
  100. It was very useful for me. I'm happy I found this blog

    ReplyDelete
  101. It's really will cost cheaper to make decorations

    ReplyDelete
  102. I am attempting to find things to enhance my site!I suppose its ok to use a few of your ideas!!
    Gejala, Tanda Dan Ciri Mata Katarak

    ReplyDelete
  103. It was very useful for me. I'm happy I found this blog. Thank you for sharing with us,I too always learn something new from your post.Visit our website at khasiat ace maxs

    ReplyDelete
  104. http://www.obatalergikulit.org/cara-pemesanan-ace-maxs-agar-dapat-diskon.html
    http://www.obatalergikulit.org/cara-membeli-qnc-jelly-gamat.html

    ReplyDelete
  105. This is one of the cult game now, a lot of people enjoy playing them . Also you can refer to the game :
    gold mine strike | pokemon go 2
    The game controls are shown just under . Movement mechanisms primarily include acceleration and tilting controls.
    stickman games | stick war 2 | animal jam 2

    ReplyDelete
  106. thanks for the information is very helpful to be read and known by all readers obat kanker testis tanpa operasi

    ReplyDelete
  107. http://reshmakhan.in

    http://mayababy.in

    http://shaloni.in

    http://khanika.in

    ReplyDelete

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails