Regretfully I was not able to put as much time and effort into this project as I would have liked.
Did it turn out how I wanted? No. Do I still think it’s pretty neat? Yes.
- #MakefulChallenge Apron
- paint (fabric paint preferred but acrylic was what was handy)
- large ruler
- fade-away or wash-out fabric marker
- stamp of choice (or materials to cludge together something to use)
- graph paper & pencil for planning
How to make it
Step 1: Gather your materials.
Step 2: Planning, Planning, Planning
Measure your space and plan your mosaic using graph paper.
Play with the arrangement and see what works best for the available area.
NOTE: I planned poorly and am a little peeved with myself for that...
Step 3: Stamp Improvisation
I didn't have a stamp that would suit my purposes for I MacGyver'ed myself something with some foam sticker shapes, a chopstick and my trusty glue gun!
Step 4: Measure Twice, Stamp Once
Using the fade-away fabric marker (preferred over the wash-out kind since you don't have to wash it out later) and the ruler layout the grid for the mosaic on your space. Using the fade-away marker, I suggest working in small areas at a time so that the gird doesn't fade before you're finished.
Step 5: Stamp Away!
Highly recommend working from the top to the bottom rather than the other way around like I did...
Step 6: Continue Stamping!
Make sure to focus and stick to your pattern... I got distracted a bit and made a few mistakes but that makes it "one of a kind", right?
Step 7: Wait for Compliments
Let the paint dry completely before using.
NOTE: I used acrylic on fabric so I don't know how well it'll hold up to being cleaned. Fabric paint would have been a better choice but you gotta work with what you got!