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No 87 – Series: Fabric Painting Techniques – Stamping, Part 8

Practice makes perfect. – We need practice, patience and time to develop and improve our stamp-carving skills.

Let’s start with carving simple patterns!

Dear subscribers and readers of Your Colourful Mind,

Today, we continue our little series of posts (see also Post No 86) which focuses on the

Creation of carved stamps

As we learnt last time (Post No 86), carving is an activity that needs practice!

We need practice and patience in order to properly meet the special demands of any shape, material and tool we wish to work with.

After having started our learning process with the carving of rubber erasers we now experiment with other carving materials.

Project – Using different materials (but simple design-patterns) to practice stamp-carving

In this project I worked with three different carving materials:

I carved a rubber eraser,  using linoleum cutters.
fabric stamping - practicing carving - simple pattern on rubber erasers
fabric stamping – practicing carving – simple pattern on rubber erasers
I used a craft knife to cut the surface of the foam-coated bottom side of a door stopper.
fabric stamping - simple pattern cut into foam surface of door stopper
fabric stamping – simple pattern cut into foam surface of door stopper
And I used linoleum cutters to carve a piece of a linoleum sheet
fabric stamping - practicing carving - simple pattern on linoleum sheet
post 87 – fabric stamping – practicing carving – simple pattern on linoleum sheet

 

Then I used all my newly created stamps for some printing experiments on T-shirts:

fabric stamping - printing with self-made stamps - eraser and door stopper stamps
post 87 – fabric stamping – printing with self-made stamps – eraser and door stopper stamps
fabric stamping - printing with self-made stamps - linoleum and door stopper stamps
post 87 – fabric stamping – printing with self-made stamps – linoleum and door stopper stamps
fabric stamping - printing with self-made stamps - eraser, door stopper and linoleum stamps
post 87 – fabric stamping – printing with self-made stamps – eraser, door stopper and linoleum stamps
fabric stamping - printing with three self-made stamps on T-shirt - one colour - three patterns
post 87 – fabric stamping – printing with three self-made stamps on T-shirt – one colour – three patterns

 

It’s quite impressing how powerful very simple stamps can be if we play around with different fabric paint colours and with different ways of arranging the prints next to or over each other.

Have you practiced with different carving materials? What kind of carving tools and materials did you use? Please, share images of you work with us! (Send them to margot@your-colourful-mind.com).

New book on fabric stamping to be published soon!

A big part of a new book on Stamping focuses on carving projects.

Fabric painting - Your fast and easy guide number 2 - Stamping
post 83 – Fabric painting – Your fast and easy guide number 2 – Stamping

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Detailed information on all necessary carving supplies, step-by-step instructions with lots of images, and a broad collection of tips and tricks help the carving beginner to get an easy start.

The book ‘Stamping’ (for more information on the book series see Post 83) will be published soon.

If you are a subscriber to this blog, you can order a sample tutorial for free! (information on this: Post 85)

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Cheers,

Margot

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