Hi Ladies and Laddies,
After posting about the fabric stamps yesterday, they arrived in the mail, and I immediately played with them to see how they looked. I’m so very thrilled! Here is my test sheet of paper, my “sampler” if you will:
The two stamps intended to be applied in lines will take some practice to be seamless. Measuring out and marking the lines on the fabric will help. The two emblems are easier and look great – they’ll be fun to play around with trying different patterns, lines, grids, various spacings, etc.
I got these stamps from RubberStamps.net , and found it extremely easy to upload my custom artwork. Each stamp was very inexpensive, and the store offers free shipping (limited time, but still going as of this post). The tutorials I have found online recommend Tsukineko VersaCraft Fabric Inkpad, but one can also use fabric paint applied lightly with a roller. I will try both and report back. 🙂
In other news, the Astoria Edwardian shoes have sold 130 pairs, with black being the more popular color. The pre-order continues until February 3rd, so if you’ve had your eye on these and want the special price and delivery in April, you have a little over a week left. 🙂 Check Astoria out on my website: www.american-duchess.com