I’m sharing a project today that I posted on my old blog last summer. I’ll be doing quite a bit of that as I am switching things up around here and trying to make a few crazy deadlines. I hope you don’t mind. I’ve decided that I need to change things up in my work and try out some new ideas. I’m really excited about some of the things happening in my little world. :) I’ll share more about them as they happen.
In the mean time… let’s make pretty scarves to accessorize our summer wardrobes, shall we? :)
Ready? Set. GO!
You will want to wear glove for this one. Unless you LIKE walking around with red, pink, green and blue hands!
I didn’t pre-wash the silk scarves… I probably should have but sometimes when I come up with an idea I can’t wait for washing… I simply have to get started!
First bunch up a silk scarf in your hand.
And give it a few sprays with Simply Spray in Poppy Red.
Loosen and bunch again and spray with Brite Orange.
Continue loosening and re-bunching the silk until you get it all covered with Simply Spray. Let dry.
I stamped the sun randomly with StazOn Ink in Fuchsia Pink and Black Cherry. You could choose one color or the other but I liked stamping with both.
I’ll show you the finished project in a minute… I want to show you a second one I started while the first was drying.
(Once I got going with this craft I loved it so much… I think I ended up making 6 scarves! )
Let’s do it again!! This scarf is sprayed with Green Apple and Blue Jay. Same method. Bunch, spray, release, re-bunch and spray again. Repeat until you get the look you like.
I created my own stamp with several clear stamps on an acrylic block. I stamped this on the blue and green scarf with StazOn in Cactus Green.
Once the scarves are dry iron them on the silk setting with no steam. Just to heat set the ink and the Simply Spray.
I left some white on this one. Not sure if I like it or not. What do you think?
Once the ink and Simply Spray are heat set you can hand wash and line dry the scarves. They will fade a little but not a ton.
Want to learn more about StazOn Ink and other craft projects you can use it on? Visit Craft Test Dummies
Jenny also has a review of Simply Spray fabric paint here.