Thursday, October 24, 2013
My idea for home made stamping: Home Made Stamps For Kitchen Towels: You can make them yourself using household items. Beware... results will be amazing!
Home Made Stamps
Rubber Stamps are quite expensive. I wanted to create my own online, but one block of rubber stamp would cost me over $30. I really wanted to create my own design which I planned stamping on white cotton kitchen towels. The results are great. See for yourself....
And this is the stamp I created
All right lets start...
Materials and tools needed:
1. Wooden block. I went to Home Depot and picked up one piece of Favorite Hobby Wood Plank and cut it up myself on four pieces using a seesaw.
2. Styrofoam Plate
3. Tacky Glue (or any other all purpose glue)
4. Chopstick or Skewer
If you are planning to stamp on fabric you would also need:
6. Fabric Paint ( I used Martha Stewart multi-surface paint)
7. Fabric Medium (Martha Stewart again)
8. Paint Rollers
9. Dish to mix paint with fabric medium
10. Cotton flour Sack/or other fabric.
1. Cut out the edges from the styrofoam plate.
2. Take a chopstick or a skewer, and make your design. Use the thicker side for thicker lines and the thinner side for more subtle lines.Be careful not to go too deep, but also do not make the lines too shallow.
3. Cut out your finished design.
4. Use your glue and stick your design to another piece of the styrofoam piece. It would give it extra thickness which would be helpful during rolling the paint on.
5. After applying glue to the back side of your design,stick it to the piece of wood.
6. Start stamping (you can use your ink pad etc.)
If you are thinking about printing on fabric:
7. Iron you washed kitchen towel/flour sack or other fabric.
8. Spread the four sack flat on a stable surface. You can place a cardboard underneath.
9. Choose your paint and mix it with fabric medium (mix 1 part medium to 2 part paint)
10. Dip you paint roller into the paint and distribute evenly on the stamp. You may want to wipe off the paint from the wooden block if you get any on. You may also take any excess paint from the grooves using your skewer.
11. Press it onto the towel.
12. 24 hours later iron on the reverse side. That will preserve your imprint.