Fabric Printing for Crafter’s Workshop Stencil Blog Hop


I am one of the artist’s participating in the Crafter’s Workshop Spring 21012 Stencil Blog hop to promote Julie Fei-Fan Balzer’s Spring line of stencils. In case you missed it, I did a mini-tutorial in April for the blog hop where not only did I show how to use the stencil in my journal, but I also had step-by-step photos of me creating the whole journal spread.

For this one, I chose to use the Wood Parquet stencil on fabric.


I decided to use some commercially printed fabric that I had over-dyed red.


Before starting, I taped around the edges of the stencil with duct tape just to give me a little more room around the edges. That way I wouldn’t have to worry about getting paint outside the stencil when I was working near the edges.

I used Jacquard Lumiere Acrylic paint, but any kind of fabric paint will work. After I stenciled each time, I moved the stencil over to the next spot without worrying about getting things lined up exactly. I like to just eye-ball things like that and it usually works fine.


Here is the fabric after I had stenciled the whole piece.


After it was dry, I stamped my Passport Rubber stamps all over the fabric with a StazOn stamp pad. (The paint was so shiny, it’s hard for the passport stamps to show in the photograph. But they show up nicely in real life.)






Before washing the fabric, be sure to follow the directions for setting the paint. Some fabric paints just need to wait for a certain period of time before washing the fabric and some need to be heat-set with an iron.

Please check out my book “Print & Stamp Lab” for more info on printing and stamping, including how to make your own stamps. I’m also one of the teachers in the group of online workshops, “21 Secrets,” that focuses on art journaling. Also, I have my own line of rubber stamps as well as other mixed-media supplies right here in my online shop. Check it out!

I hope you enjoyed this mini-tutorial on fabric printing with stencils and stamps, and how I used Julie Fei-Fan Balzer’s stencil that she designed for the Crafter’s Workshop. Please check out the other artist’s who are also using this stencil as part of the blog hop:

To see the WHOLE spring stencil blog hop, with artists using all of Julie’s stencils, go here.

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    • Thanks Goofmeister. Just to be clear–I didn’t tape the stencil down, but I put tape along each edge, then folded it over to the other side–so it made a wider border than was originally on the stencil.

  1. I love these stencils, I’m addicted to using them on my mixed media painting and all my journal pages! There are just so many possibilities in using them. Love what your doing here on your fabrics. Michelle x

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