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.
- 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
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.
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?
Originally posted on 11/5/2012