Iron Orchid Designs Summer IOD 2023 Rural Scenes 2 page 12x12 IOD Stamp™ Decor Stamp
The Iron Orchid Designs 2-page stamp set titled "Rural Scenes" offers an incredible opportunity to design your own toile fabric pattern with charming pastoral figures, trees, cows, and men and women. This versatile stamp set allows you to create a delightful and customizable toile design that captures the essence of idyllic rural landscapes.
The set includes separate stamp pieces that can be used individually or combined to construct a cohesive toile pattern. Let's explore the different elements you can incorporate into your design:
Pastoral Figures: The stamp set features a variety of charming pastoral figures, such as men and women engaged in daily activities. These figures can be depicted in traditional attire, adding a touch of authenticity to your design. They can be portrayed in different poses, going about their tasks in the countryside, adding a sense of life and movement to your toile pattern.
Trees: The stamp set offers a selection of beautifully detailed tree stamps. You can use these stamps to create a picturesque landscape, with tall and graceful trees dotting the countryside. Consider varying the tree types and sizes to add depth and visual interest to your design.
Cows: To complete the rustic and bucolic feel of your toile pattern, the stamp set includes adorable cow stamps. These stamps allow you to incorporate these gentle creatures into your design, grazing peacefully in the meadows or gathered near a farmhouse. They add a touch of charm and evoke the tranquility of rural scenes.
With the separate stamp pieces provided in the Rural Scenes set, you have the freedom to arrange and combine these elements in countless ways. You can create repetitive patterns, arrange the stamps in a grid-like formation, or even design vignettes depicting various scenes across your fabric.
The stamps in the Iron Orchid Designs Rural Scenes set are crafted with precision and attention to detail, ensuring clear and crisp impressions. They are designed to be used with different inks, giving you the opportunity to explore a wide range of colors and textures in your toile pattern.
By utilizing the Rural Scenes stamp set, you can unleash your creativity and design a unique toile fabric pattern that celebrates the charm and tranquility of rural life. Whether you're incorporating it into home decor, fashion, or any other craft project, your custom toile design will infuse your creations with the timeless beauty of pastoral scenes.
The IOD décor stamps aren’t just for furniture and home décor, you can use them to transform your food art as well! The stamps are made from a food safe material (do not use the same sets for food and paint ￼;)). But be warned- they are not for high heat applications. Do NOT put in dishwasher, they will melt at extreme heats. And then you will be extremely heated too.
To use an Iron Orchid Design stamp, you will need to apply ink to the stamp, position it on your desired surface, and then press down firmly and evenly to transfer the image onto the surface. You can use various types of ink depending on the surface and the effect you want to achieve. It's also recommended to practice on a test surface before stamping onto your final project to ensure you have the desired result.
PREPARATION IS KEY.
Before removing from backing, condition your stamps with very fine sandpaper, scuff the surface in two directions. This helps the mediums stay put, and not bead (which some types, like ceramics glazes, tend to do).
Remove stamps from backing when ready to use. This takes some force, but don’t worry, the stamps are strong.
To prepare your stamps, use sandpaper to scuff the surface before removing from the backing. Different mounting methods are recommended for different surfaces, including a large block for flat surfaces, freestyle stamping for irregular surfaces, and no mount for curved surfaces. Use paint or ink for different mediums, and be sure to apply a generous load of medium when stamping fabric. Care for your stamps by keeping wet wipes nearby, washing them with mild soap and warm water, and storing them on the clear backing after cleaning.
SURFACES AND APPLICATIONS
Fabric: When stamping fabric the load of medium should be generous in order to penetrate the fibers, and the look will be different with different levels of fabric texture. Décor ink, Chalk paint and other fabric suitable mediums work well. It is our opinion that the ideal fabric for permanent washables is 100 percent cotton. However, blends and some other natural fibers can sometimes work as well. Do a small test to be sure. Allow your newly stamped fabric to dry/cure for a minimum of 24 hours, then heat set with an iron on high heat before washing.