Thursday, May 23, 2013

DIY: How To Stamp Clothing

Hey guys!
Today I'm showing you a pretty specific DIY. For my senior thesis this coming year, I'm doing handprinted clothing. So I've started practicing now! Here's how I did it, in case you ever want to try this stuff yourself.
I used a three layer strawberry stamp, but one layer would be much simpler!

You'll need:
You can buy all these supplies at an art supply store, like dick blick or jerry's artarma!
Each knife is a different shape, and they work by scooping out the rubber. A wood carving kit would also work well!
 The ink I bought is oil based, and is made for paper and fabric.
I love my new strawberry shirt, and I really learned a lot about printing on fabric. For instance, to make things less messy, in the future I plan to mount the raised part of the stamp onto some wood.
Also, light colors don't come out too great on darker colors, like the yellow spots.


  1. How adorable! I have got to try this. This is the best DIY I've seen in quite awhile. Bravo!!
    Just discovered your blog... now following!

  2. I love that you did a tutorial on this. :) I've been wanting to make prints on my own fabric for SO LONG now but being self-employed makes me kinda short on cash right now. One day, though!

  3. your shirt turned out so great! my entire wardrobe would be covered in strawberries if i made that stamp!

  4. You seriously have the coolest major, ever. Making those rubber stamps looks like so much fun, and I love how it came out on the shirt. I'd love a skirt like that- that apple skirt you lent me really inspired me ;) haha

    xo marlen
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  5. OMG this is really cute!

    Tiffany Ima

  6. This is so cute! (: