1. Prewash dish towel
to remove sizing. Do not use fabric softener.
2. Cut the apple in half top to bottom and cut out the core.
Place face down on folded paper towels to absorb the juices.
3. Place the towel on
work surface. Squeeze red paint on a plate. Squeeze an equal
amount of textile medium next to the paint and mix thoroughly
with a cotton swab.
4. Tap the flat end of
the stencil sponge into the paint/medium mixture, tapping
off excess onto the plate. Pounce the paint onto the cut side
of the apple applying an even coat. Press the apple on a paper
towel to see how the apple stamps. Apply more paint and stamp
onto the dishtowel, applying more paint for each stamping.
Continue stamping apples along the edge of the towel. Let
5. Use the liner paint
brush to paint on brown stems.
6. Draw a leaf pattern
onto the compressed sponge. Cut out shape and pop-up the sponge
in water. Wring dry. Squeeze green paint on a plate. Tap the
leaf sponge into the paint, tapping off the excess paint.
Position the leaf next to the stem and lightly press on the
sponge. Lift and reposition the sponge on the other side of
the stem. Press. Apply more paint for each set of leaves.
7. Use a cotton swab
dipped in black paint to apply the seeds. Let dry for 7 days.
8. Heat-set paint. Turn
towel over, place a cloth over painted area, and press firmly
with an iron for 20 seconds (move iron slightly while pressing
to prevent scorching.) Set iron at appropriate heat for fabric.