|Hand cut stamp made from one|
inch rubber insulation foam
|Reverse side of circle stamp|
|Knit fabric using stencil (pictured |
below--Squares) and stamp with
squares; and stamp with circles
|Printed knit fabric using circle stamps|
I've also made many new stamps and stencils. Stamps I make out of 1" thick insulation foam which I buy from the scratch pile at Grand Rapids Rubber here in GR on Chaffee Blvd. It's somewhat expensive but the stamps last forever it seems and with a very sharp bladed Xacto knife any shape is easily cut. For stencils, I've been using the pile of excess manilla file folders I have. Again, the Xacto knife works the best with the folder laid on top of a pile of newspapers or a thick magazine. To keep the stencil impervious to water after using it, coat it with a clear acrylic medium.
Note the dark knit fabric on which I stenciled the tiny triangles: a lighter color on dark fabric, especially textured (herringbone on right), gives an interesting effect.
|Printed knit using XXX stamp|
|Stencils, all my own design and hand|
cut, except for upper left; purchased
stencils should be surrounded with
a wide plastic/heavy paper and taped
on both sides.
|Woven fabric on left and knit on right with tiny triangle|
stencil; note below how the light color stenciled onto a
dark fabric creates an interesting subtle effect.