#MakefulChallenge: Aprons from Jennifer Black

8-Bit Stamp Mosaic

Jennifer Black

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!


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