Gone are the days of plain table settings. Plant along with botanical prints are huge right at this specific point, so I wanted to bring this specific trend to the dinner table using a tutorial for these DIY Cactus Print Napkins.
Here’s what you will need:
- Lino block
- Lino carving tool (gouge – I used a modest along with large)
- Marker Pen
- Fabric Pigment Ink (look for a permanent one in which stays after washing)
- Plain Napkins
Begin by drawing your design in marker onto the linoleum block. I went for a classic cactus shape. Try sketching your design out on paper beforehand to get the shape along with size how you could like the idea. Remember in which anything you draw will be printed in reverse onto the napkins.
I used the larger gouge to remove the main areas of lino. Inside the black marker areas will be left uncarved along with this specific will be the design which is actually printed onto your napkins. You can also heat the lino a little to make the idea softer (I tried a hair dryer for a few seconds) along with the idea will be easier to carve.
Using a smaller gouge, I carved some details out inside the cactus shape. Make sure you are always carving away via yourself along with your hands as the gouge tools can be a little sharp! I also used a craft knife to trim my lino stamp down a little.
Next, you can ink your stamp by pressing the idea into the pigment ink pad. Ensure there is actually a generous amount of ink added for Great coverage. Alternatively for a bolder print, you can use lino inks along using a roller to cover the stamp.
To make stamping a little easier, you can attach your carved stamp to a wooden or acrylic block. This specific will give you something to hold onto along with press down on when generating your design.
Continue inking along with pressing your design onto the napkins. Apply firm pressure each time you stamp along with lift the stamp via one side to the additional when taking the idea off. Once your pattern covers the napkin, iron to set the design.
I think these napkins could be great for a mexican themed dinner party. I need to make some tacos or breakfast burritos I think!
I’d love to see which designs you try. You could make fruit printed napkins, ice cream napkins for summer, anything you like!