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Easy Painted Alphabet Placemat

10 July 2012 1,639 views No Comment

by heather

Easy ABC Place Mat

Some of my fondest memories of childhood are of using fabric paints and pens to make custom t-shirts, pillowcases, and quilt blocks. I would have loved this technique, demonstrated at No Time for Flashcards -- using a product called Ink Effects, she painted these colorful letters on a sheet of paper, and then ironed it on to a placemat. The paint-and-transfer technique has me totally intrigued! I know I would have loved that as a kid. I love it now, too! [how to make an easy ABC placemat]

Another good thing: these inks transfer best onto polyester blends, so most of the textiles at the dollar store would be prime candidates for this iron-on treatment.

Project Estimate:

  • Placemat, $1
  • DecoArt Ink Effects, $3 per color
  • Paint brushes, on hand
  • Paper, on hand
  • Iron, on hand

Total: $4 and up

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