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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.

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Cheers,

Margot

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