Monday, May 21, 2007

Making your own stamps



I attended a stamp making workshop at Textile Artistry (one of my very favourite stores) with a very talented local artist, Pamela Farmer. We made stamps in a couple of different ways, but the one I was really happy with was carved out of a large piece of rubber (just like an eraser, but much larger). I stamped with it on light fabric with black paint, and then used bleach on black fabric. Both samples turned out really good!! The stamping on the light fabric is just calling out to be over dyed - so when I get out my dyes this week and learn how to dye, I might just add that as well. (oooohhh scary......).

17 comments:

Papoosue said...

Those are gorgeous - my favourite is the black and white one. It will be good to see what you do with them.

linda stokes said...

Your carved stamp is great Dianne, enjoyed the bookcovers & ATCs too.
Good luck with the dyeing.
Thanks for your nice comments.

Purple Missus said...

Very nice! Love the bleached one - of course. Same stamp but two totally different effects - both amazing. Looking forward to seeing the top one overdyed.

Annica said...

Looks great! I love the top one. I'm really looking forward to seeing what you'll do with the dyes. Take lots of pictures please! You know us girls, we want to know everything.

StegArt said...

Way cool stamp Dianne. I love swirls.

Peggy said...

Really interesting.

Micki said...

Great stamp design. I like the bleached piece.

Waltraud said...

This seems to be very interessting, I´m looking forward to the results,
have a nice week
Waltraud

Carol said...

I love the bleached one Di this is superb well done you.

Sue B said...

very cool Diane, I really like that one on the top.

Vicki W said...

What a cool stamp design, you'll have many uses for that one! The bleached effect is really nice!

Sonya said...

Such a wonderful graphic! I haven't used the large rubber pieces, but have seen them. Love the wood-grainy look the second photo takes on.

Shashi Nayagam said...

Oh how lovely. Looks like you had a great time!

jude said...

thanks for inspiring me!

Doreen G said...

Now aren't you the clever one -I love the look from both techniques.

Nola said...

Looks great! I love the way they've turned out.

Judy Rys said...

Great stamp. I really like the discharged sample.