(Link to the amazing blog where I found this project. Go, visit it now. Go!)
I found this project last week and immediately wanted to try it out on my clothes. I had this black, stretchy, $12 skirt from Target and figured if I ruined it, who cares?
Here’s how it works:
1. I bought two erasers, one bottle of silver and one bottle of black paint at the local craft store. Make sure you buy paint that is made for clothing!
2. I drew the shape I wanted (a chevron pattern) onto the eraser in pencil. Using my husband’s Exacto knife I carved around the pattern, carefully cutting the edges first. This took some time. There was a bit of a learning curve involved so I wouldn’t cut my fingers off. One eraser was maimed in the making of this project. It never recovered. Buy the two pack!
3. Using the paintbrush from my kids’ watercolor set I gently covered the stamp pattern with the paint and (first) practiced on a piece of paper, then stamped the skirt. I stamped the pattern twice, one on top of the other. Why? Becase Emily Frame told me to.
4. I found with the silver paint I had to go back over the stamped pattern with a paintbrush to define it more. It started out very faint. I also did the same pattern on a pair of grey jeans in black and it came out much more clearly.
5. Let dry and you are done! Once I got the hang out of it I found it really easy and I may go on a stamping binge in my home. No fabric is safe now…