Thanksgiving Hostess Gift – Stamp & Paint Towels or Napkins

Thanksgiving Hostess Gift with Jacquard Products

 

Is anyone else here in denial about the date on the calendar? Surely it’s not November already? Right?

It can’t be 17 short days until Thanksgiving?

Well, if you are feeling like you’ll never be ready in time for the holidays, like I am, then this quick Thanksgiving Hostess Gift will help make you look like a rock star dinner guest and be quick and easy to make all at the same time.

 

 

 

 

 

Thanksgiving Hostess Gift with Jacquard Products

 

Supplies:

  • Jacquard Textile Colors – Goldenrod, Russet and Scarlet
  • Lumiere by Jacquard – Metallic Bronze
  • A leaf stamp
  • Flat paintbrush
  • Flour sack towels
  • Foam plate, palette or other smooth non porous surface for blending paint
  • Paper towels or scrap fabric

 

Thanksgiving Hostess Gift with Jacquard Products

 

Put dabs of paint on your palette (as shown above) with a little space in between. Load paint onto the brush and paint it onto the stamp. Brush the paint on from the center to the outer edges in order to coat all of the stamp without having too much paint pool off the stamp.

Be sure to blend the colors into the center of your palette too to create lots of different variations in color.

Add layers of color to the stamp  in very thin layers.

I found that using the Russet and Metallic bronze UNDER the Goldenrod and Scarlet Red gave the best results.

Once in a while stamp off some of the excess paint that gathers around the outside image off onto a piece of paper towel or scrap fabric to keep your images relatively crisp and clean.

Stamp onto the flour sack starting in the middle and working your way to the outer edge reloading the stamp with ink in between each stamping.

I stamped on both ends but you could just do one end, down the middle of the towel, or in a random pattern over the whole towel.

When you are finished wash the stamp thoroughly before the paint has a chance to dry. I used an old toothbrush to get all of the paint out of the grooves of the stamp.

 

Thanksgiving Hostess Gift with Jacquard Products

 

I LOVE flour sack towels. They are great to have in the kitchen because they are absorbent and they don’t leave lint on the drinking glasses.

I created a stack of three towels here and simply wrapped them with a ribbon but you could also wrap one around a wine bottle or include it in a gift basket.

What hostess wouldn’t love a handmade THANK YOU gift?

 

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11 Responses to “Thanksgiving Hostess Gift – Stamp & Paint Towels or Napkins”

  1. November 6, 2012 at 12:49 am #

    Vicki beautiful! You captured the artistry of fall leaves perfectly!

  2. November 6, 2012 at 12:48 am #

    You captured the realism and the natural artistry of leaves beautifully!

  3. November 5, 2012 at 8:13 pm #

    so pretty! I love the colors!

  4. November 5, 2012 at 6:48 pm #

    I love this! And I wish somehow my house could clean itself and Thanksgiving dinner could cook itself, so I can hide out in my studio for seventeen more days and pretend I have no responsibilities beyond painting!!

    • November 5, 2012 at 7:38 pm #

      Well, you know what they say… “if you are going to dream you may as well dream big!”

      Yeah, I just made that up. :)

  5. November 5, 2012 at 3:25 pm #

    It’s official: I’m in love.

  6. November 5, 2012 at 2:31 pm #

    These are fabulous! Love anything with the fall colors and theme…these would look great in my kitchen and would be wonderful wrapping for the jewelry giveaway I will be winning…lol

  7. November 5, 2012 at 10:07 am #

    Your color choices were wonderfully fall. Great project

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