Use a linoleum cutter to trace lines and circles into a printmaking carving block. Angle the tool to control the depth of the cut; a steeper angle means a deeper cut. Lightly dab metallic screen-printing ink evenly over the design for a more transparent impression, then press it onto the bag in quadrants.
Wood Block Upgrade
If you can't find the perfect bedding, turn to wood block stamps to pump up plain linens. Choose colors and patterns that complement throw pillows and blankets to achieve the look you've been dreaming of.
Place a printed ink-jet design facedown on your carving block, and use an iron on a warm setting to transfer the design. Remove the negative space using a linoleum cutter; push and scoop out the linoleum, pointing the sharp end of the cutter away from you. Roll an even layer of screen-printing ink for fabric over the design with a brayer, then press the block evenly onto the pillowcase, starting at the center. Repeat, working your way out to the edges and reapplying ink after each print. Wipe away excess paint from the block between each impression for cleaner results.
Hot-glue a button onto a wood block, and dab an even layer of fabric paint onto the button. Practice pressing the design onto a scrap piece of fabric to make sure you're happy with the results before stamping onto the napkin. If your button has a shank, carve a small space for it out of the wood block and stamp away.
Crafts Foam Cutout
Can't find a table runner to match your table linens? DIY your own with adhesive crafts foam. The look will be sophisticated and blend right into surrounding table accents.
Make a bold style statement with large-scale designs cut from inexpensive crafts foam. Draw your design on paper and use it as a template to trace onto sticky-backed crafts foam. Cut out your design, peel off the backing, and adhere to a large wood block or the bottom of a cake pan. Roll an even layer of screen-printing ink for fabric over the design, then press it onto the fabric, applying even pressure. Rinse off the foam and let dry between impressions to ensure crisp lines.