Hi Crafters! In the Fall, I stamped a package of Carter’s Onesies with some Plaid craft paint and Plaid foam fabric stamps. You can purchase acrylic paint colors you need, or you can mix what you have, like I did. Either way, it’s a fun craft to do and it allowed me to make onesies that would match the little baby pants I had on hand.
Typically you would wash any new fabric item to remove sizing that is added to the fabric, but I wanted to save myself a step and I washed mine when they were done, just to make sure they were nice and soft for baby to wear. I love how they turned out. Since I did not pre-wash the onesies, they were still nice and smooth, which is easier to stamp on. But if you have something you want to stamp on that has already been washed, you could simply iron it first and even use starch if you wanted to.
You will see that I ended up making a tape handle for my stamps that came mounted on a very thin acrylic backing, so it was easier to hold on to and kept my fingers out of the paint.
Part 1 Snowflake Onesie
Stamping the second layer of the Snowflake onsie.
Part 2 of the Snowflake Onesie
The third Onesie, was a Fall theme. The leaf stamp used was a stamp my daughter made in school when she was 12 (LOL) and I knew she would recognize it. The Acorn was from a foam block that had Thanksgiving icons on it. The berries were stamped with the blunt end of a fine point sharpie marker, since my leaves and acorn were not centered, I felt I needed those berries for balance. I also used a fine paint brush to added the dark brown paint to the top of the acorn in a criss cross pattern, outline and as accents on the acorn. I also stamped a frog and the leaf on the cuff area of the sleeves.
The last Onesie was stamped in a Christmas theme with Holly leaves and Berries. I ended up cutting the stamp apart by the time I got to stamping cards with the extra paint.
Christmas Holly Onsie
Cards made using the left over paint from the onesie projects. The acrylic paint leaves a very matte finish, which I think is very interesting for a different look.
Cards stamped with Acrylic Paint
I hung the Onesies up to dry on the stove hood with the tape used to hold them down to the counter.
To set the paint, I ironed the onesies.
Iron the Onesies
The onesies when they came out of the washer.
The onesies when they came out of the dryer. Eeeeeee! (happy sound) LOL