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No 98 – Series: Fabric Painting Techniques – Stamping, Part 15

Reworking a finished project – Teamwork can make something good even better.

Dear friends of Your Colourful Mind,

Today, we’ll continue to work with the new set of rubber stamps which I introduced last time.

Having finished the test project on fabric, I now planned to use the stamps again in a more demanding project.

Today’s project confirms two different experiences I’ve made several times while working on a fabric painting project:

  • Never expect a project to be completely finished. It might happen that more colours and/or design details have to be added to make it better.
  • Share your projects and your supplies with other fabric-painters – this will increase the fun and might lead to unexpected results.

Project series – Using round self-carved rubber stamps to create various unique designs

Part 2 – A teamwork project

Playing around with the new stamp set in the test project had helped me to get a good feeling of its design-creation potential.

I felt optimistic and thought that I would easily be able to create a nice T-shirt for my sister.

And I actually had a good start.

Again, as in the test project, I used the new stamp-set and the old simple round stamp.

fabric stamping - the stamps to be used in test project
fabric stamping – the stamps to be used in test project

And the stamping went well:

stamping project - loading the stamps with paint
stamping project – loading the stamps with paint

I really liked the final result!

stamping project - final result number 1
stamping project – final result number 1

But my sister was not so impressed. 🙁 She thought it could look brighter and more colourful.

Fortunately, my sister is an enthusiastic fabric painter, too. And having her around for some days allowed me to lean back and let her do the work. 🙂

She chose an additional fabric paint and also used the round sponge brush to directly stamp on the fabric.

stamping project - adding some colour and prints
stamping project – adding some colour and prints

This is how her final result looked like. Yes, I had to admit: much brighter and more colourful!

stamping project - final result number 2
stamping project – final result number 2

And, as my sister was ‘in a flow’ now, she didn’t stop but continued printing on the reverse side of the T-shirt.

This time she decided to work with only two stamps of the new set and to use additionally two of my older stamps. And brought a second colour – red – into the game.

stamping project - the stamps to be used on the reverse side
stamping project – the stamps to be used on the reverse side

I like it!

stamping project - final result number 3
stamping project – final result number 3

We had much fun together and learned from each other. I, for example, had never thought about using the sponge brush as a stamp!

My sister, too, enjoyed the project. She went off to buy a dress and the next day started a new project. With the same stamps!

Next time, you’ll see how that project worked out. 🙂

What are your experiences with team-working in fabric-painting projects? I’d love to hear about it, send an email! (margot@your-colourful-mind.com)

Get deeper into fabric stamping. Learn more about carving your own stamps.

A big part of the soon coming book ‘Relax creatively – Fabric stamping – Your fast & easy guide, number 3 – Stamping’ focuses on carving projects.

It’s the third book in my series about fabric painting and will be published soon. (Click on this link for more information about the book series.)

Download your warm-up stamping-tutorial. For free.

But you don’t have to wait until the stamping-book is released. Start your stamping career with an 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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