Category Archives: Series – fabric painting techniques

All posts on different fabric painting techniques which have been published on the website “Your Colourful Mind” so far.

No 104 – Fabric painting – Two stencils – Many different ways to use them

Meet the ‘StencilGirl’!

Dear friends of Your Colourful Mind,

today’s post is a bit special: It’s not here! You’ll have to leave this page to find and read it. 🙂

Click on this link to read my post: 

http://www.stencilgirltalk.com/2017/08/stenciling-on-fabric-with-stencilgirl.html

Come and join me at the ‘StencilGirl Talk’

If you love stencilling, you’ll – sooner or later – meet the ‘StencilGirl’.

That’s what happened to me some months ago when I surfed the Google-universe in search for new stencilling ideas and tools.

Mary Beth Shaw founded the US company StencilGirl Products some years ago.

Having hand-cut her own stencils for years, Mary Beth entered  the stencil design business in 2010 after her students asked if they could purchase some of her designs.

Today StencilGirl Products sells more than 900 stencils designed by a team of talented artists.

The company not only sells a huge variety of artistic stencils, it also runs the well-known blog ‘StencilGirl Talks where stencil-enthusiasts from all around the world share their experiences and project ideas.

I was very excited when I got the opportunity to join the talk by contributing a guest post!

It’s been published today!

If you wish to read the post, CLICK on this link:

http://www.stencilgirltalk.com/2017/08/stenciling-on-fabric-with-stencilgirl.html

And bring some time along – to get to know ‘the StencilGirl’, and to study all the other blog posts and the many stencilling tutorials!

I’m looking forward to meeting you at the ‘StencilGirl Talk‘,

Margot

 

 

 

 

No 101 – Series: Fabric Painting Techniques – Stamping, Part 17

How to create colourful designs on fabric? – Let stamps, stencils and sprays work together – they’ll do the job!

Dear friends of Your Colourful Mind,

This is the last post in our stamping series.

It’s also the last project in our little series about a set of self-carved rubber stamps. (See Posts No 97, No 98 and No 99.)

Project series – Using round self-carved rubber stamps to create various unique designs

Part 4 – Stencilling, spraying and stamping – in one project.

I had a lot of fun with this project which combined the use of stamps, simple stencils and fabric spray paint.

My supplies for this project:

a T-shirt, the set of round stamps (see above), some round cardboard pieces, fabric spray paints, a sponge brush and fabric paints.

First I arranged and flattened the T-shirt on an old blanket. Then I distributed the round cardboard pieces on the T-shirt.

fabric painting - preparing the spraying
fabric painting – preparing the spraying

Now I started spraying over the T-shirt, using different colours of fabric spray paint.

fabric painting - spraying and stencilling
fabric painting – spraying and stencilling

When I lifted my simple mask-stencils after the spraying, they had left clear blank spots on the fabric.

fabric painting - after the spraying
fabric painting – after the spraying

The final working step was using the stamp set to create colourful round prints over the stencilled (unpainted) areas.

fabric painting - printing with self-carved stamp
fabric painting – printing with self-carved stamp

Have a look at the final result – I love this colourful T-shirt and wear it a lot!

fabric painting - stamping, stencilling and spraying on T-shirt
fabric painting – stamping, stencilling and spraying on T-shirt

 

Now, that we are at the end of our stamping series – What do you think about it? Have you started to work on your own projects? Do you use pre-made stamps and do you prefer to create your own stamps?

I’d love to hear about your experiences. Share images of your work with us, send them via email! (margot@your-colourful-mind.com)

If you haven’t started working with stamps yet,

you can give it a try with this easy-to-do fun-project – NOW!

This little tutorial will help you to get started.

 CLICK HERE to download it, FOR FREE.

 

 

 

 

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Cheers,

Margot

No 99 – Series: Fabric Painting Techniques – Stamping, Part 16

Never throw away your self-carved rubber stamps! – You can use them again and again.

Dear friends of Your Colourful Mind,

This is the second-last post in our stamping series.

We’ve gone a long way since we started with the first project in Post No 74!

We discussed many different ways of stamp production and worked on numerous stamping projects:

  • We worked with commercial pre-made stamps,
  • we used everyday items to print on fabric,
  • and we learnt how to compose, cut and carve our own stamps.

Have a look at the overview of all stamp production categories in Post No 92, it helps to remember all our different projects.

Or visit the stamping ‘department’ in the project gallery.

The project today is also the second-last project in our little series which focused on using one single set of self-carved rubber stamps. (see Post No 97 and No 98).

Project series – Using round self-carved rubber stamps to create various unique designs

Part 3 – Colourful fashion design

Last time we saw how effective and successful teamwork in fabric-painting projects can be.

Today we’ll see that the stamp-set copes well with the challenge of printing larger fabric items.

My sister fall in love with the set of carved stamps during our last project. She decided to use the stamps again to create a colourful design on a plain light-coloured dress.

These are the stamps she used:

stamping project - the stamps to be used on the reverse side
stamping project – the stamps to be used on the reverse side

 

Working on a bigger piece of fabric can be a bit challenging.

My sister wanted to print on both sides of the dress and she decided to use two different colours.

  • So she had to plan the design and the distribution of the prints before she started printing.
  • And during the printing she had to work carefully to get smooth and fluent colour-transitions, on the front and on the back side of the dress.

She protected the upper part of the dress from paint splashes and drops by covering it with a plastic sheet.

Then she started printing on the lower part, loading all stamps with red paint.

fabric painting - printing with self-carved stamps 1
fabric painting – printing with self-carved stamps 1

This worked well. She now printed on the upper part, with blue paint.

fabric painting - printing with self-carved stamps 2
fabric painting – printing with self-carved stamps 2

Finally, she had to stamp the area between the red and the blue prints.

fabric painting - printing with self-carved stamps 3
fabric painting – printing with self-carved stamps 3

Then she had to let dry the paints on the front, before she could repeat the process on the reverse side of the dress.

This is the final result, she managed the print and colour transitions on both sides very well!

fabric painting - design-printing on dress with self-carved stamps
fabric painting – design-printing on dress with self-carved stamps

Next time, I’ll present another way of using the set of self-carved stamps. I’ll combine the stamp-printing with some stencilling and spraying in one project.

What do you think about our stamping series? Have you started to work on your own projects? Do you use pre-made stamps or do you prefer to create your own stamps?

I’d love to hear about your experiences. Share images of your work with us, send them via email! (margot@your-colourful-mind.com)

If you haven’t work with stamps yet,

you can give it a try with this easy-to-do fun-project – now!

This little tutorial will help you to get started. –  CLICK HERE to download it, FOR FREE.

Don’t miss any project presentation or information about fabric painting techniques: SIGN UP TO MY BLOG TO RECEIVE A SHORT EMAIL WHENEVER A NEW POST IS PUBLISHED.

Cheers,

Margot