Friday, December 13, 2013
pillows and felt garlands, but a quilt? That's major. That's majorly out of my league.
So, I decided to make a faux quilt which requires no sewing at all, just stamping. Each square represents something special that Sisi and I treasure, like the ocean, flowers, our dogs, our home, etc.
I used foam sheets from the craft store to make the actual stamps. I just cut out shapes (the simpler the better) and glued them on. I used the same technique for these foam and cork stamps.
I applied acrylic paint directly onto the stamps, then I stamped each image onto a square piece of paper. The images didn't come out perfectly, but I was ok with that. It gave the project a rustic feel, which seems right for a quilt.
I actually made 16 squares in all, but when I found out how much it would cost to have a custom 24x24 square frame made (over 300.00 on sale!!!) I decided to pick my 12 favorite squares to fit into a rectangular 24x18 frame (on sale for about 30.00- that's more like it.)
Now I have 8 super cute stamps to use on handmade cards and gift wrap. I'm planning to use them to add a little oomph to my plain kraft gift bags this Christmas.
Hopefully we'll have another kiddo someday, and I am excited to get to know that little one and figure out what motifs belong on his or her special quilt. Already looking forward to that! :)