Stamping on felt is a bit trickier than stamping on to paper. Firstly, the detail of the stamp has to give way to a more “blocked in” shape – such as the ones you see in the pics below.
For this tip, I have used somoe cheap kids craft stamps I found in Spotlight, some thick acrylic paint, a foam brush, scissors, a needle and thread and, of course, felt.
What type of Felt?
There’s really no difference between felts of different brands. Going to a place like Spotlight or Lincraft will get you a good selectiono to start with. If you are planning on cutting the felt out in shapes afterwards, then start with a felt that has an adhesive backing. It is soooooo much easier to cut and keep it’s shape..
Paint an even layer of paint pn the foam stamp using the foam brush.
Press the painted stamp firmly down on to the felt. Don’t wiggle it or press too hard – you might smear it, even though felt has a better texture than paper.
Take the stamp off carefully and you should end up with a blocked image such as this one.
If your image has a few holes in it, it’s because there are air holes in the paint. The next time you stamp, make sure you paint on the layer of paint with a dry or only semi wet brush. If the brush is too wet, you’ll make the paint thin out too much.
You can either use the stamp on other surfaces – hey, you may as well now that you’ve got all the equipment out. Then you can grab your needle and thread and do a simple chain or blanket stitch around the outer edges of the stamped images. Using a contrasting thread to create some visual interest, or keep the colours to a minimum to create uniformity.
Now you can use the custom made embies on your own LO!!