Nov 26, 2013

Carved Stamp

i have been carving stamps here and there
hoping to use them on fabric, as well as occasionally in my art

do you have any suggestions for printing with stamps on fabric?
the best ink or paint?
how to make it permanent?


  1. That's a lovely stamp! Sorry I can't give you suggestions. Would the colorants used to paint silk work, maybe?

  2. thank you for the suggestion Astera, I will look into the silk paint.

  3. You can us norrmal acrylic paints mixed with a fabric painting medium. I use Golden medium GAC-900. After drying you can heat set the paint this makes it permanent and you can launder your fabrics. I hope this helps Tammie. ManonX

  4. Wonderful! You can put this symbol of peace into several artworks and just everywhere. This makes te world richer and more lovely!

  5. I don't know anything about stamps, I just know that I love your sweet birdie! What a lovely girl too!

  6. Tammie, your stamp is delightful. You managed to put a lot of details on it!

    What tools did you use? I have some carving tools and some pink erasers to carve into just sitting and waiting in my art supplies. I best get carving so I can get as good as you!

    Sorry I have no experience on printing on fabric.

    I really like the freshness of your piece. The girl's expression and whimsical hair spirals, and the colours remind me of spring! Well done!

  7. Such a wonderful bird-stamp! It'll be useable in so many ways. I have painted fabrics with normal acrylic paints, and then ironed it for a really long time. Then in the washingmachine and it all stayed on. But as Manon says: you can also mix your paint with textile medium.

  8. Oh, oh, oh, how I LoVe that stamp!

    As for working on fabric, I could repeat what others have already said, but I do know there's some products out there that my fabric friends love. I believe more that a couple have recommended the Jacquard brand to me.

  9. beautiful my friend..what a gorgeous magical and uplifting..I love the energy vibing away..she is fantastic! I love-love your stamp...this enchanting bird is very special and so unique..your magical spirit shines through! Carving is so meaningful and special..and creating your own personalized stamp is wonderfully it!!
    Hmm..I think you can buy fabric ink and paint...I recall years ago doing something and found products made for that!.
    Happy Creating kindred!!

  10. Your stamp alone is a piece of artwork Tammie! I love the whimsical nature of it! It just screams 'story book' creature!

  11. Very cool! I love your bird stamp. I bought a book a few weeks ago called "making an impression" by Geninne about carving stamps. I want to try it!

  12. Wow! The stamp you make is so pretty! It's whimsical and stylish. So cool!

  13. Loved the sketch and the stamp too, so pretty!

    I made a totebag years ago in a cream-colored burlap and stamped flowers along one edge, using a potato 'stamp' and ink. Can't remember the kind of ink/dye it was but it turned out great. I hope I can find that tote somewhere in our stuff (most of it is still in storage at this point, a long way away) ;<(

    Happy Weekend Tammie!

  14. Oh..what is this beautiful girl thinking????
    Very beautiful with a lovely scene and sweet colors Tammie

  15. Ha Tammie, dit is weer een mooi kunststukje. Een leuk idee met de stempels ik zelf heb daar nog nooit mee gewerkt.
    Fijn dat je afbeeldingen weer terug hebt.
    Ik wens een fijne week.
    Liefs een groetje Christiene.

    Tammie Ha, this is another beautiful piece of art. A great idea with the stamps I've never worked with it there yourself.
    Thanks for pictures again.
    I wish a wonderful week.
    A lovingly greet you Christiene.

  16. Great stamp, love the way you used it on your lovely painting, so original!

  17. You could try indelible ink, or a thinned down fabric paint. I LOVE this stamp.


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