How-To: Stenciled Mug Rug featuring Stamper’s Big Brush Pens


Yesterday I showed you how I altered fabric with Gelatos™ Colors from Design Memory Craft and made a sassy sunglasses case. Today I’m gong to continue the fiber arts theme, but focus on a different product from Faber-Castell: Stamper’s Big Brush Pens.

Click the photo to read the CTD review of Stamper's Big Brush Pens

Just to refresh you memory, here is some information on Stamper’s Big Brush Pens:

• Perfect for even, crisp and controlled stamped images • India ink won’t bleed through paper crafts, cards or journals • Unsurpassed lightfast quality • Sturdy nib will not fray Apply to your stamps for even color and crisp images every time. It’s perfect for applying multiple colors to stamps and for use on all types of papers and even canvas. The odorless India ink won’t bleed through your pages. It is waterproof, lightfast and archival so your images stay bright and vibrant for many years to come.

So while I was playing around with my SBBP’s, I thought I’d try stenciling with them on fabric. I made a cute “mug rug” for tea time!

Just the right size for your cuppa and a snack!

So let me show you how I made it!

To prepare your fabric, you’ll need to stabilize it by fusing it to the shiny side of a piece of freezer paper. Next, use some basting spray on the stencil so that it sticks firmly to the fabric- it keeps it from shifting around as you color.

Next, pick your Big Brush Pens and start coloring!

I got ZERO bleeding- the colors stayed put!

Next, remove your stencil and freezer paper.

See how vibrant the colors are? And sharp lines, too.

Layer your stenciled fabric on top of a piece of batting or felt, and quilt as desired. I practiced my “scribble” quilting, following the lines of the white dots that were printed on the fabric.

I also stamped my name using the Stamper's Big Brush Pens, and added that to the middle. They worked GREAT for stamping on fabric, too!

Then you’ll add a backing piece to cover up the quilting stitches. (If you’d like to round your corners, now’s the time. Just take a glass , position it in each corner, trace the rounded edge, then trim away the excess.

Now  layer a piece of fabric (for the backing)  RIGHT SIDE DOWN on TOP of your stenciled fabric. Stitch around 3 sides, leaving a 3 inch space on the fourth side for turning. Turn the piece right sides out, and presto! You’ve got a nice back. Slip stitch the opening closed, or top stitch all the way around.

You can quit right here if you like. But since this is MY little mug rug, more is….more! So I top stitched a piece of fringy trim all the way around the border. Now I feel like I can have tea like a queen!

Tea, anyone?

I’m thrilled that I’ve found yet another way to use my Stamper’s Big Brush Pens….and I LOVE that there was absolutely NO bleeding on the fabric- the colors stayed put beautifully. I can’t wait to use my Pens on more fabric creations!

This post was sponsored by Faber Castell & I am a part of their “Brand Ambassador” Program. I have been compensated for my time but all ideas, projects, and opinions are my own and unbiased.

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