Another successful cooperation of our two stamp-friends – using their positive and negative sides to create something new and nice.
Dear friends of Your Colourful Mind,
I had so much fun with the two pre-made stamps which I used in the last project that I decided to let them work together in another project.
But this time, it took me several steps to get satisfying results.
Project: Printing with two very similar pre-made stamps
As seen last time, the negative and the positive areas of these two stamps are mirrored by each other:
The positive areas of the left stamp – the areas that stand up and get printed – are the negative – the not printed – areas of the right stamp and vice versa.
This means that each stamp’s positive areas can help to cover the negative areas – the not-printed areas – of the other stamp.
This time, I used the two stamps to print on a grey T-shirt.
I started with black fabric paint which I applied to the stamps with the help of a stamp pad.
Then I used white fabric paint to add more prints on and around the first ones.
This was the result of the first printing-round.
I was not too happy, it looked just grey and colourless. 🙁
So I decided to add some purple prints:
I was still not impressed. Not colourful enough. 🙁
The next step didn’t make it better. I used a simple rectangular stamp to bring more colour in, but the prints came out very pale. 🙁
I tried to make them stronger by using a paint brush to apply the paint directly on the weak prints.
This is the final result, and – fortunately! 🙂 – I am happy with it! 🙂
Today’s project shows why we should never give up too early if the results of a fabric painting project are not satisfying.
There is nearly always the chance to move on, to continue with new ideas. Often, adding some more prints or applying another technique is all we need to do the get new and better results.
I very much enjoyed working with pre-made stamps. But now it’s time to get back to continue working with self-made stamps.
I will use the next posts to demonstrate how flexible self-carved stamps can be.
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