Friday, May 27, 2016

Spounges

For this I used a natural spounge, but any spounge with holes in it is usable.



Place your fabric on your printing board. Apply paint to your spounge using a foam roller or brayer - you do not want to clog the holes, so a foam brush is not suitable. Press your stamp onto your fabric.


And repeat this till you are satisfied with the result.


At the moment the background is still white, but I intend to give it a light  dye bath.


4 comments:

  1. I also think the sponge is so useful as a printing tool.
    I have enjoyed your posts.

    Some of my best printing things have been found when tidying rubbish in my neighbourhood. The problem is storing all the printing things and if I try sorting them there are the problems of which goes in which set. Space is the problem with so many textile workers

    Irene from a dull Northern Ireland

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  2. I have a variety of found objects and scraps I have used in stamping, and found that small plastic bins with lids are a great way to store them... stackable, and clear so you can see into them. And I have used sponges for paint stamping for years... one of my favorites for lacy layering of colors!

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  3. Does anyone have an opinion on whether it is better to start with light colours & go darker , or go dark to light ? I realise the light colours can be lost with too much dark, whichever way you do it !!

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  4. I prefer to start suth light colors.

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