Little Green Bag

Eileen Collins, courtesy of Technique Tuesday
Little Green Bag

SUPPLIES:  All supplies from Technique Tuesday unless otherwise noted.  Clear stamps: (Pointed Perfection set, Main Street Large alphabet, Main Street Extra Large alphabet)  Dye ink: (Brown, Leaf)  Pigment ink: (Tea Leaves, Pink Grapefruit) Tsukineko  Accents: (fabric-covered brads) K&Company  Other: (canvas gusseted grocery bag) no source  Finished size:  13 1/2" x 14"


Iron bag to prepare for stamping.

1 Stamp words on bag, starting with largest.

2 Stamp flowers. Note: Create perspective by masking stamps around letters as desired.

3 Attach brads.


Going Green

Technique Tuesday is committed to implementing processes that use minimal natural resources and protect the air, water, and overall environment. Their manufacturing systems reclaim and reuse stamp-making materials rather than releasing them as waste. They also use minimal packaging, and avoid using hard plastic that does not biodegrade.


Bonus Idea

Now when they say, "Paper or plastic," you can say, "Neither!" Use this canvas shopping bag for quick stops at the grocery store and cut down on non-biodegradable waste.


Designer Tips

  • You can use dye ink and some pigment inks on fabrics as long as the fabric is 100% cotton. Test pigment ink first on a scrap to see if it dries thoroughly. If it doesn't, you'll need to heat-set the ink.
  • Do not use dye ink on synthetic fabrics (such as polyester)-the ink will bleed.
  • When stamping on fabric, ink up your stamp and test it on a scrap of fabric first, to make sure you have the right amount of ink and pressure.  


Keep the Green Groove Going!

You'll find many more eco-conscious yet oh-so-cool projects in the "Green & Groovy" feature in our July/August 2009 issue.

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