Categories of stamps. – And playing around with a kangaroo. 🙂
Dear friends of Your Colourful Mind,
Last time, I announced that I wanted to use the next post to present self-carved round rubber stamps, and some examples of the many ways we can use them.
However, I changed my plans for today’s blog when I went through
All the projects we have done so far in our little series about the Categories of stamps:
When I compiled the list of our stamping projects, I realized that so far I have very much focused on the application of self-made stamps.
There is nothing wrong with that because it is so much fun to create our own stamps:
Experimenting with different materials and tools is very creative and each of our self-created stamps is unique.
However, now I feel that I’ve neglected to talk about the exciting potential of using commercial stamps.
Pre-made stamps also have the advantage, that we can start stamping immediately and easily, – as soon as we have bought a stamp.
No need to invest time and energy in the stamp-production! 🙂
I decided to postpone the final rubber-carving project a bit and to use the next few posts to present projects in which I worked with commercial stamps.
Printing with commercial stamps
Most craft shops offer a broad selection of pre-cut or pre-carved stamps and we can also find nice carved wood stamps in antique shops or on cultural-handicraft markets.
Kangaroo-stamping on indigo-dyed T-shirt
I recently attended a fabric-dyeing workshop. We worked with different Shibori-techniques and it was really fascinating to see how the designs evolved during the dyeing process!
Now I have a set of T-shirts, scarfs and tea towels which were just white before and now all look unique and interesting: the indigo left very special blueish-white patterns on each of them.
Dyeing techniques can help us to create beautiful backgrounds for fabric painting projects.
In this project I applied a pre-made kangaroo stamp on an indigo-dyed T-shirt which I plan to use as a nightshirt.
The stamp is made of foam and came with a stamp pad which we can use as a paint applicator:
First I spread the paint on the pad, then I pressed the stamp onto the paint-soaked pad.
Using a stamp pad is a good way to make sure that the paint gets evenly distributed on the stamp’s surface. It also helps to get clear prints.
I got clean and crisp kangaroo-prints.
Are you curious to learn more about stamping on fabric?
The new book ‘Your fast & easy guide, number 2 – Stamping’ gives a lot of background information on the different stamp production methods and the printing process. And more than 20 project presentations help to understand the stamping process step-by-step.
The stamping guide book is the second book in my series about fabric painting and will be published in May 2017.
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