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No 79 – Series: Fabric Painting Techniques – Stamping, Part 3

CREATIVE STAMP PRODUCTION.

COMPOSED STAMPS ARE VERY UNIQUE PRINTING TOOLS!

 

Dear friends of Your Colourful Mind,
Organizing, producing and applying stamps offers a broad range of opportunities to develop our creativity.
It’s real fun, it can even become addictive!

 

In Post No 74 I started our discussion on fabric stamping which was continued in Post No 76 with an overview of

Various categories of stamp production:

  • Using commercial stamps
  • Using simple objects as stamps (Everyday objects, nature printing, eraser stamps)
  • Creating composed stamps
  • Creating cut stamps
  • Creating carved stamps

 Today we focus on the third category:

Creating composed stamps

If you wish to produce a composed stamp, you just have to collect little flat objects and attach them on or around a stamp base.

You can use a cardboard, plastic or acrylic sheet or similar materials as a stamp base.

No (or little) money is needed for the production of composed stamps; all we have to invest is some creativity.

 The following two project examples show how it works.

Project 1

Last time we used erasers to produce simple but power- and colourful patterns.

In this project I again worked with simple rubber erasers.

I composed a stamp by using some glue to stick four rectangular erasers on a stamp base, – a piece of timber.

fabric painting - example of a composed stamp - 4 erase glued on stamp base
fabric painting – example of a composed stamp – 4 erase glued on stamp base

And this very simple composed stamp offers endless ways of pattern creation!

fabric painting - printing patterns with a composed stamp
fabric painting – printing patterns with a composed stamp

Some examples:

post 79 - fabric painting - tea towel - printing colourful patterns with a composed stamp - 96
post 79 – fabric painting – tea towel – printing colourful patterns with a composed stamp – 96
post 79 - fabric painting - printing colourful patterns with a composed stamp - 95
post 79 – fabric painting – printing colourful patterns with a composed stamp – 95

 

Project 2

The objects used to compose the two stamps of this project were much smaller: little wooden sticks were glued to the stamp base with the help of some pieces of double-sided tape.

fabric painting - preparing a composed stamp - stamp base & tape & wooden sticks
fabric painting – preparing a composed stamp – stamp base & tape & wooden sticks

 

I attached the sticks to a round and a rectangular stamp base and used them both for printing patterns on a tea towel.

fabric painting - printing with 2 composed stamps - wooden sticks - on tea towel
fabric painting – printing with 2 composed stamps – wooden sticks – on tea towel
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post 79 – fabric painting – tea towel – printing with a composed stamp – wooden sticks – 97

Next time, we have a look at the next category of stamp production: We will cut stamps from various materials.

Have you ever used a composed stamp? Which kind of object did you choose? How did you make sure that these objects properly sticked to the stamp base?

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

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Cheers,

Margot

 

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