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What if every block print transfer is not printed with the same color intensity?
When working with block prints, it is very normal to produce transfers that may vary in color intensity.
That is actually part of the beauty of block printing by hand. If an exact color transfer is desired, be sure to properly load the block print stamp with Soft Fabric Ink and use the same pressure when stamping each and every transfer.
How thick should I apply my Fabric Creations™ Soft Fabric Ink to the stamp?
Apply Soft Fabric Ink to the face of the stamp so that the white design area is covered. Be careful not to apply too much ink as this will flood the recesses of the design.
How shall I launder my block printed fabric items?
Fabric Creations™ Soft Fabric Inks have been tested for machine laundering, however, as with all hand stamped/ painted / decorated items, it is always best to hand wash in cold water and allow to air dry, which will increase their durability.
What if every block print transfer is not printed with the same color intensity?
When working with block prints, it is very normal to produce transfers that may vary in color intensity.
That is actually part of the beauty of block printing by hand. If an exact color transfer is desired, be sure to properly load the block print stamp with Soft Fabric Ink and use the same pressure when stamping each and every transfer.
How can I repair a stamped mistake on my project?
While block printing, if a mistake is made, try incorporating the mishap into the design by adding another flower or section of the design, or try layering a new design over the mishap.
How should I clean up my supplies?
Fabric Creations™ Soft Fabric Inks are non-toxic and water soluble. Clean up of block print tamps is easily accomplished using mild soap, water and the Fabric Creations™ Block Stamp Cleaning Brush.
We recommend using a light, soft brushing technique over the fabric ink covered stamp under running water to remove the excess fabric ink. The bristles of the cleaning brush will not harm the face of your stamp when used properly. Do NOT soak your block stamps in water. If exposed to water for an extended period of time the stamp’s protective coating will soften. Do not allow ink to dry on your block stamp as it may stain the front of the stamp making it difficult to clean. Clean excess Fabric Creations™ Soft Fabric Inks from sponge cubes using mild soap and water.
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Can I use Fabric Creations™ Block Printing Stamps on surfaces other than fabric?
Yes, have fun and experiment. However, the best surfaces to decorate are ones that will provide a little “give” while being less rigid.
Is it necessary to heat set my block printed project when using Fabric Creations™ Soft Fabric Ink?
Heat setting is recommended for best durability.
Heat set the painted surface using a dry, hot iron and a pressing cloth. Lay pressing cloth over the stamped fabric and iron the stamped design for 30 seconds, lift the iron and move it to another section of the stamped design. Your iron should be set at the highest setting allowed for the decorated fabric, no steam.
How long does it take for the Fabric Creations™ Soft Fabric Ink to dry?
Depending upon how much you’ve stamped on your project, the ink will air dry within a couple of hours up to 24 hours and will be cured in 72 hours.
Can I create layered effects stamping one design over another?
Yes, create dramatic effects by layering!
Try stamping one block print design using one color of Fabric Creations™ Soft Fabric Ink in an overall pattern; then allow to dry. Next layer a different block stamp and different color over for special effects.
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