I began trying out techniques from Intentional Printing with stamping. Instead of carving erasers or linoleum blocks, Lynn shows how to cut up sheets of self adhesive foam to create a stamp. This is great for knife challenged folks like myself.
Armed with the flaps from a cardboard box and a packet of multicolored 8 by 11 inch foam sheets I created a stamp, slathered it with fabric paint, and stamped away.
I used two pieces of my mother-in-law’s old tea service cloth that I had dyed a light purple, and a piece from a damask tablecloth that got the bright orange treatment. My other supplies were a foam brush, a container that once held mushrooms, and some Folk Art fabric paint in a color called Asphaltum. The folks who made my car called the same color Urban Titanium. Just think grungy half paved road and you’ll get the idea.
I plan to add more to these pieces, possibly more stamping (on the diagonal?) or some other surface adornment. I was amazed at how easy this was. Cheap, too.
2 responses to “Stamping Out New Fabric”
Something rounded stamped on top… VERY cool. Like something even I could do. 🙂
This technique was as advertised – simple. I think even first graders could pull this off. And yes to something round as the next level. The book suggests using cut up pool noodles as stamps.