How To Make Custom Printed Cloth Napkins With Your Brother ScanNCut DX!

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Brother ScanNCut DX
• Auto Blade
• Standard Mat
• Scanning Mat
• Plastic or Acetate for Stencils
• Drawing of Stencil Designs
• Fabric
• Setacolor Textile Paints
• Paintbrush
• Spray Bottle of Water
• Foam Board covered with plastic

Here's a fun home décor idea for your table: sun printed cloth napkins with a leaf motif.

Sun printing is an easy and fun surface design technique where you allow the heat and light of the sun to help you dye your fabric. Besides sunlight, it requires plastic stencils to create the pattern. You can, of course, use commercial stencils. Personally, I prefer to really personalize everything I make – give it a little special personal flair. The ability to customize and personalize is one of the many reasons that I love my ScanNCut DX machine. The high resolution built-in scanner makes it super duper easy to scan in my original artwork and convert it into a cut file. The ScanNCut DX machines will cut most materials up to 3mm thick, so think about cutting paper, magnets, vinyl, fabric, acetate, chipboard, foam, felt, and more! As you can see, I cut my stencils from plastic...

...but I think these leaves would also make a lovely paper banner for the mantel, or could even be used for a front door wreath. Because you can use the built-in editing software to resize and adjust your scanned designs, you could even supersize these leaves and turn them into lacy placemats cut from leather or vinyl! It's truly amazing what you can do with a ScanNCut DX once you let your imagination take wing.
Here's a look at the napkins in the middle of the dyeing process:

You can really see the beautiful pattern the stencils I cut with my ScanNCut DX created.

And here's the napkin on my table, ready for a festive celebration!

Both my Mom and my son have birthdays near Thanksgiving, so it always feels like an extra special day with an additional helping of gratitude in our house.

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with your family and/or friends!

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