Fabric painting - Stamping with yoga foam blocks - featured image post 84

No 84 – Series: Fabric Painting Techniques – Stamping, Part 6

CUTTING STAMPS from different materials. Today: Yoga foam blocks.

Dear friends of Your Colourful Mind,

Today we continue our discussion of

Various categories of stamp production:
  • Using commercial stamps
  • Using simple objects as stamps
  • Creating composed stamps
  • Creating cut stamps (see Post No 80 and No 81 for stamps cut from foam sheets)
  • Creating carved stamps

For the last projects of our little series on fabric stamping we used foam sheets to cut stamps.

The stamp material today is foam, again.

But instead of using craft shops’ foam supplies, I got a yoga foam block from a sporting goods store.

Project – Stamping with ‘yoga foam block’ stamps

Foam is a soft material and is usually at least partially malleable.

I decided to experiment a bit to find out how to I could make use of that attribute.

The idea was to use different household objects to shape the foam or to leave impressions on its surface and then use the changed foam block parts as stamps.

First I walked around and collected little objects which could be suitable tools.

Fabric painting - collecting materials for the stamp creation
post 84 – Fabric painting – collecting materials for the stamp creation

Then I cut the foam block into smaller pieces of different sizes.

Fabric painting - cutting a foam block into smaller pieces to create stamps
post 84 -Fabric painting – cutting a foam block into smaller pieces to create stamps

Now I applied the different tools. I pressed or drilled them into the foam pieces.

Here are some examples of my experiments:

Fabric painting - using different objects to create stamping designs on foam blocks
post 84 – Fabric painting – using different objects to create stamping designs on foam blocks

Not every object worked as expected but I continued my experimenting, now using all of the changed foam pieces as stamps.

Fabric painting - printing with foam block pieces and the tools used to shape them
post 84 – Fabric painting – printing with foam block pieces and the tools used to shape them

The next two images show the printing results:

Fabric painting - Printing with foam stamps on T-Shirt
post 84- Fabric painting – Printing with foam stamps on T-Shirt
Fabric painting - printing with foam stamps on apron
post 84 – Fabric painting – printing with foam stamps on apron

The experimenting was fun. And I find the results very special. 🙂

We’ll continue our little series on fabric stamping with some examples of carving projects soon.

Have you worked with ‘untypical’ material in your stamping projects? What kind of tools and supplies did you use? Did everything work according to you plans?

Please, share images of you work with us! (Send them to margot@your-colourful-mind.com).

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Margot

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