Thursday, March 29, 2012

Fabric Stamping Tutorial

As promised, here is a tutorial for creating and using your own fabric stamp.  Don't forget, you can win on of these bags by entering the giveaway I posted yesterday!


Start with an eraser.  I found a three pack at the dollar store.  I chose to cut the stamp in half since I was making a smaller stamp.



Sketch out your design with a pencil.  I traced an owl charm on mine.  I kept it fairly basic so that it would be easy to carve.



Using whatever knife or carving tools you have, start cutting away at the eraser.  I found it easy to slice down around the design and then into the side of the eraser.


Continue working until you have cut out the whole design.  Now start stamping!  Do a few practice ones on paper to start.  I chose to stamp on some fabric bags I had on hand but it was challenging to stamp on the uneven surface.


You can leave it like that or do what I did next and trace around your design.  I wanted to add details and let the whole piece pop a bit more.



I created these pieces in red and turquoise as part of a Blogging Business Artisans challenge.  Each month, we are challenged to create something along a theme and this month was based on the colors red and turquoise.  See more challenge pieces here.

13 comments:

  1. You come with such fun ideas! The outline really does help the design pop!

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  2. Great idea to use an eraser for the stamp. And I like how the outline really made the design stand out!

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  3. So adorable!! I love the way you used the stencil to create the stamp. I really need to try this.

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  4. You did a great job with the color combination. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  5. The really turned out great. I think the outlining makes it.

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  6. I hadn't thought of using an eraser for a stamp, but it's perfect. And once you added details to the stamped designs, they really "popped!" Great project!

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  7. This is such a fun project! I love the owl stamp you created!

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  8. Great answer to the challenge! Thanks for the tutorial =)

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  9. Oh so cute! I like the way you added details -- makes the owl pop! Someday, when I'm feeling especially creative, I might just have to try making a stamp myself! Thanks for the how-to!
    Terrific challenge project!

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  10. those stamps are so cute. And what a difference it made when you traced around the design! What did you use? Something special for fabric, I suppose... Great result! {:-D

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