Actually, what I've been doing is using the foam brushes to dab and paint some foam stamps. seems to be working well thusfar.
But down here in Terre Haute of all places, I did manage to find some more of the 2" checker pattern, so for my volcano bag I can sew the fabric on (or use iron-on stitching (which may be better for getting something to layer flatly... but then I'd need an ironing board... shit, I'll need an ironing board anyways (for normal sewing even, so I can iron the folds).
Oh well, project on hold again.
On 12/9/06, Alison <alison@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Sorry to be so behind on the lists and all. I suggest potatoes for clean,
versatile printing with fabric paints. Sponges hold too much paint, and
have too grainy of a texture, I think.
Just cut a nice flat side off, and carve into it, or cut a section, and cut
the shape you want - it's sometimes easier to make a series of simple
shapes and stamp your picture down in parts.
Use a paintbrush to apply the fabric paint to the potato in a nice
medium-light even layer, then stamp it down on the fabric (you can do test
stamps on newspaper to make sure it looks right.) You sometimes get a
slight streakiness from the brush strokes on the potato, but I find this is
not overly unattractive.
Try that out.
--On October 31, 2006 3:43:32 AM -0600 TheLoneGoldfish
> Sponge shapes + Fabric paint...
> I finally got around to this experiment tonight... and alas it did not
> work out so well. Aside from me just flubbing the placement of the
> shapes, the holes in the sponges left the shapes with very uneven
> coatings (pressing the sponges down helped a little though).
> In my opinion, the foam stamps gave a better result (and I could make
> triangle shapes for the stamps at least...)
> I am inclined to try foam brushes for this task though (they're having
> a sale on them at a craft store this week, 15 for $1). The holes may
> be fine enough to avoid the problems I had with this run...
> At least with this bag I can see if the paint will hold up to bending
> and such... (and it may end up being a decent way to store my cosmic
> coasters... even though I used stars for control points instead of
> That's enough ranting...
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