Primitive dolls, ornies, bowl fillers and other fabric prims usually look hurriedly stitched and thrown together. Odd-colored thread, mismatching eyes and sloppy seams are part of primitive crafting charm. Transforming your prims into a much loved or used item is easy to do. By applying a stain, you can grunge a prim, giving it a dirty look and feel.
Things You'll Need
Small bowl and spoon
Measuring cup and spoons
Instant coffee granules
Fabric prim item
Sponge paint brush
Mix 1/2 cup of instant coffee granules, one tablespoon of cinnamon, one teaspoon of nutmeg, one teaspoon of ginger and one teaspoon of vanilla with one cup of hot water in a small bowl to create your grunge stain.
Paint the grunge stain on your fabric or stuffed prim item using a sponge paint brush. Sprinkle the wet prim item with more of the dried spices and rub them into the fabric.
Cover a cookie sheet with aluminum foil. Lay the wet prim on the cookie sheet and place in a preheated oven at 150 degrees.
Turn the grunged item every 10 minutes until it is dry.
Sand random areas of the grunged prim item to give it a worn-out look.
If the prim is not grungy enough, repeat the process until you are satisfied.