The Summer has ended, but I will try to keep my holiday memories as long as possible to get me through the Winter. This time, these are all about the sea, sand and seashells. I collected many more shells this year and the plan is to get them nicely displayed in a some sort of a treasure box. But that’s a DIY project for Autumn, this one is about a simple and easy stamp fabric printing of… seashells!
What do you need?
Fabric – it can be a plain t-shirt, pillow case, tote bag… Anything really! I got a cheap and plain white vest in Primark.
Rubber stamp – these are very easy to buy nowadays and come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Try Etsy, Amazon, Tiger, Art & Hobby or any of your local stationery or arts and crafts shops. This particular one I got as a present:-)
Wash-resistant ink – look for laundry and wash-resistant inks and paints, which you can use with a stamp pad. I went for an easy and mess-free option by using a marker. There are many laundry markers out there; the one I used was Sharpie Rub-a-Dub Laundry Marker.
Base – to keep your two layers of fabric separated from each other, put something flat and solid in between like a cardboard or a an old plastic chopping board:-)
Tip: If you want each stamp print to be sharp and of equal intensity, apply a new layer of ink each time. I used each layer 2-3 times to get this faded effect. Either way, practise first on a piece of paper and see what works for you.
I will share another stamp fabric printing DIY project in a couple of weeks. This time it will be all about letters and favourite quotes… Watch this space!
Best of luck!