Printing REPEATED PATTERNS
Be prepared, – it’s addictive!
Dear friends of Your Colourful Mind,
- Last week we started our series on stamping. – Our first project helped us to realize how easy stamping can be. We can use any everyday objects with an even surface as stamps. And even the very simple shapes can help us to create colourful patterns on fabric.
- Next time we plan to discuss the different ways of stamp-creation in more detail.
- But today we use the opportunity to have a look at a more advanced stamp-creating technique:
Carving rubber-block stamps – Design contribution from Jaypi
Jaypi, the most active contributor of design ideas at Your Colourful Mind,
- so far has concentrated on stencilling (see Post No 6, Post No 10 and Post No 37)
- and freehand painting projects (Post No 4 and Post No 45).
- She gained her first stamping experience from a fruit-stamping project (Post No 49), using apples to create a colourful design on a T-shirt.
Now she writes (email 21.11.16):
“… When I strolled around in a craft shop, the sales person recommended to give rubber-carving a try. I hesitated because I didn’t have any carving tools and materials at home. But then I bought a set of cutters and some rubber blocks.
Carving is not as easy as I thought! My first carving products were only good for learning purposes, I couldn’t use them for printing. But after some practicing my feeling now is that it can become very addictive.
Attached I send photos of a project I finished last weekend. I used the design of my Danish tableware as a template. First I practiced drawing a copy of the design on paper, then I transferred it directly on the rubber block. The printing was fun! …”
Jaypi finished her email saying that she found it very difficult to stop printing.
So she used her three stamps for the creation of some Christmas presents:
Thank you very much, Jaypi, for this design contribution!
I hope that Jaypi will continue carving stamps and send in more project examples! 🙂
What about you? Would you like to present some of your fabric painting projects, too? Share images of you work with us! (Send them to email@example.com).
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