Ever since I got my hands on a copy of Intentional Printing I’ve been itching to print on fabric. Last week I invited a friend over to play with stamps and fabric paint. We took different approaches, but ended up with results that pleased us.
While my friend used stamps she already had I created mine from a pool noodle and stick on foam sheets. I also used a bit from packaging material.
My goal was to tone down some garish hand dyed fabric and add another layer of printing to some fabric I had silk screened or stamped previously.
I also printed with a piece of cardboard wrapped with rubber bands, and rubbing plates designed for paintstiks.
Meanwhile, my friend was getting more delicate effects with her stamps.
Finally, here’s a piece I added more stamping to.
I love the way the texture of the cloth and the stamp materials show up. I may even try carving some linoleum blocks I have.