8.05.2011

printing by hand



the past couple days have been so productive!
i bought the book printing by hand by lena corwin last year,
and finally decided to try out a fabric printing project.
i am so excited about how well its turning out and just had to share a peek!

in the book, lena corwin shows you how to print with handmade stamps, stencils, and silk screens,
including all of the steps from making your stamp/stencil/screen print,
to what type of ink to use for what materials,
to doing the actual printing and all the tricks to make it turn out well.




for this first project i decided to hand carve a stamp from an eraser i had on hand,
and made a simple saftey pin shape.
now that i know how fun and uncomplicated printing is, i've been dreaming up all kinds of projects!

its been really fun to sew with fabric that i printed myself,
and i will be sure to show you the finished product next week :]
i hope that you all have a fabulous weekend!

6 comments:

  1. Love your safety pin print :) I have Lena's book as well but haven't tried any of her techniques yet.

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  2. I also have this book! I haven't tried anything from it yet, but I'd love to do some textile printing soon.

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  3. This is so cool!! Such a good idea for printing, I may have to try it..
    x krystie
    ps i'm happy you found my site and thank you for the kind comments!

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  4. Vegetables are fun to print with too: lettuce, cabbage, or okra: http://tendcollective.blogspot.com/2011/08/okra.html

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  5. Hey thanks Lissie for the link! I'll have to try out veggie printing sometime, I could see that being really fun with the kids at school, playing with their food and all haha!

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  6. Thanks for commenting on my blog! I love yours! and I did a post on this book, too! I got it a couple months ago and created a few stamps afterwards as well.

    xoxo.
    Liesi

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