Hi friends! Dana here today sharing a colorful home decor piece. I absolutely love embroidered art. Much of the designs that catch my eye are way beyond my limited skill set, but I didn’t let that stop me. I used ColorBox Crafter’s® Ink and ColorBox® Erasable Fabric Ink with stamps to add more personality to a store-bought embroidered napkin. Filling up the white space in my piece with colorful stamping was a real time-saver and great alternative to stitching.
Step One: Use ColorBox® Erasable Fabric Ink to stamp a sentiment onto a piece of fabric. Note: I started with an embroidered napkin, but a piece of original embroidered fabric would also work here. I chose a simple script word without a lot of detail that I could easily stitch over.
Step Two: Stitch over the stamped sentiment with embroidery floss. Note: My stitching covered the ink completely. To erase any visible ink, wet a cotton swab or cloth with water and wipe away the image.
Step Three: Use ColorBox Crafter’s® Ink with stamps to add colorful designs to the fabric. Note: I used Cat’s Eye Inkpads for this step because I was working with small stamps. All the colors I used here are also available in full-size inkpads.
Step Four: Insert the fabric into an embroidery hoop. Cut away excess fabric. Optional: Embellish the embroidery hoop with flowers.
I’m so happy with how this semi-handmade project turned out! Try using Smooch® Accent Ink to paint a fun design onto the embroidery hoop. Mother’s Day is fast approaching. A similar piece with a monogram or a stitched “Mom” would make a wonderful gift!
Thanks for stopping by today!
- ColorBox Crafter’s® Cat’s Eye Inkpads: Berry, Limelight, Ocean Breeze, Spiced Plum, Sunshine
- ColorBox® Erasable Fabric Inkpad
Stamps from Paper Wings Productions: Flourish Fun 2, Valentine Wishes
Other Supplies: Embroidered Napkin, Embroidery Hoop, Embroidery Floss, Needle, Flowers, Hot Glue Gun, Scissors