DIY Stamped Watercolor Tea Towel

4 Materials
30 Minutes

Monogrammed and beautifully designed tea towels can cost a fortune — but they won't after you check out this free tutorial! After learning fun new crafting skills from a DIY and refinishing expert, you’ll have a brand tea towel to dress up your kitchen with that you made yourself.

Load your foam dome with the Can’t Never Could black Gel Art Ink and offload any excess onto a scrap piece of paper or cardboard.

Using a pouncing motion, apply the black Gel Art Ink to your stamp.

Apply the stamp onto your tea towel, centered at the bottom. Press down, then lift the stamp, wash it, and lay it out to dry.

Place a small portion of Hey Y’all, Over Yonder, and Blowin Up a Storm inks on separate paper plates and thin with water. Mix until you have a slightly runnier texture but not too much standing water.

Using your artist brush, lightly highlight your stamped image by hand. Use Hey Y’all on the leaves, Over Yonder on the berries, and Blowin Up a Storm to the bow. Feel free to mix or switch colors that match your decor or color preferences!

Let your design dry for 2 to 3 hours. Then, lay a clean cloth over your design and use a warm iron to totally set the Gel Art Ink.

Optional: Add your initials to your tea towel for a beautiful monogrammed look! Check out all of the  A Makers’ Studio Stencils to see which one you want for your project.

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Tutorial for Stamped Watercolor Tea Towel
Tutorial for Stamped Watercolor Tea Towel
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Have a question about this project?

2 questions
  • Kunquoda
    on May 2, 2019

    Can this technique be used on pillow cases? and how long will the colors last?

    • Mary Smith
      on Jul 17, 2019

      Rent or buy a pressure washer. It will also remove green moss from bricks. There are several that are inexpensive to buy. Small ones are easier to handle.

  • Jan Miller
    on May 26, 2019

    Can each stamp be reused?

    • A Makers' Studio
      on May 27, 2019

      Yes! Each stamp can be reused many times! You can prolong the life of a stamp by cleaning it with warm soapy water immediately after each use.

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