Our One Step Paint is so versatile, you can even dye fabric with it! These napkins are wonderful because you can create a beautiful accent for your dining room in the exact color you need!
For this Project we used:
- White cotton napkins
- Amy Howard at Home ® One Step Paint™
- Amy Howard at Home ® Adhesive Stencil– Damask
- Natural Sea Wool Sponge
- Tub for dying
- Cardboard Palette
- Amy Howard at Home ® Mind You Own Beeswax
- Lint-free T-Shirt Rag
DYING YOUR NAPKIN
Starting with dinner napkins that are washed, clean, and damp. In a Tub, dilute Amy Howard at Home ® One Step Paint™ with water; 70% water, 30% paint. Mix it together with stir stick.
Submerge your napkin into diluted One Step Paint™ completely, ensuring full coverage. Ring out excess One Step Paint™. Allow the paint to settle into fabric for approximately 10 minutes. Rinse under running water to remove any excess paint to ensure a more flexible and soft feeling napkin. Allow to dry completely. **Suggested to let dry overnight.
CREATING THE PATTERN
Lay the Amy Howard at Home Adhesive ® Stencil over the dried napkin. For more stability, you can use painters tape to tape down edges of the stencil.
In a separate container, dilute the same color of Amy Howard at Home ® One Step Paint™ used to dye the napkin to 20% water, 80% paint.
Using a natural sea wool sponge, dip into your diluted paint and offload extra paint onto cardboard pallet to create a “dry” sponge. If your sponge has too much paint on it the paint will seep under the stencil. Once the stencil is covered, peel off stencil to reveal your new patterned napkin!
Apply Amy Howard at Home ® Mind You Own Beeswax to a lint free t-shirt rag and buff napkin to protect paint and soften the fabric. Allow to wax to come to tack, approximately 20 minutes, and buff with rag again.
Now you get to Enjoy the Bragging Rights™!