I have always been a bit intimidated by stamp carving projects because I have never known what design to use. So when I came up with the idea for these simple geometric tea towels, I knew it was time to break out the stamp carving kit. It was so much easier than I expected, and I am thrilled with how well the pattern turned out! In the future I think I will feel comfortable with tackling a more complicated pattern, but for now I can't wait to use my new triangle stamps on other projects.

Time Needed 
1 to 2 hours
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Skill Level 
Intermediate

Step-by-Step Tutorial Read

Materials
Tools
  • Project Yield 
    2 tea towels
  • Time Needed 
    1 to 2 hours
  • Skill Level 
    Intermediate
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    Gather your materials.
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    Use a pencil to sketch out your stamps.
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    Use a craft knife to cut your stamp out from the stamp block.
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    Carve your stamp using your stamp carving tool. I made two different stamps: one triangle that was hollow and one that was solid.
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    Place a piece of paper underneath your towel to protect your work surface while stamping.
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    Mix your textile medium with your paint according to the directions on the bottle.
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    Apply an even coat of paint to the stamp using the foam spouncer, and stamp your towel firmly.
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    Continue stamping in an ordered pattern, sometimes varying which stamp you use. I chose to add some random floating triangles after two rows of straight stamps, but you can be creative with how you place your pattern.
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    Let your paint dry, and your tea towel is ready to hang in the kitchen.

Stamped Tea Towels

$25.00
Kit Yield 
2 tea towels
What's Included
Hemmed Color Dyed Kitchen Towels 18inX28in 2/Pkg
Speedball Speedy-Carve Stamp Making Kit
Americana Acrylic Paint 2oz
Folk Art Textile Medium
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