Any suggestions about paint brand or type?
Oh Nice! That looks like a great project when my granddaughter comes over for the day.
Can apply this to other areas in life too…
What a great way to transform a shirt that you’re tired of but don’t want to replace! And I’m just cleaning out my closet … hmm… Great job! And I really like your design.
That’s a good idea; my instructor didn’t have felt pads. it may have also been driven by the drying time of the paint…acrylic fabric paint. Fast drying, so we applied directly to the block.
I like your stamps; I’ll bet your instructor was thrilled.
@evansd2 The instructor used a fabric paint (“cheap”, she said) direct from the bottle onto a small dish. Transfered paint from dish to block with the foam brush. She emphasized dab, don’t wipe because our block material was shallow. Mine are much deeper, so I didn’t get unwanted blobs.
@tjleasa Good for you! My instructor asked us all to teach a young person how to do this. It’s up to us to teach the next generations. Hand skills of any kind are necessary for success as an adult: surgeons, machinists, artists, cooks, sewists, musicians, etc.
Thanks for sharing. I feel the drag of a powerful rabbit hole.
Glad you like it! Laser + fabric + paint, what’s not to love? I’m already deep into all of them, might as well wear the results of my effort.
This is beautiful and a brilliant idea! I’ll be trying this out with some designs later this summer… Thank you for the inspiration.
Thanks for the feedback. I hope you enjoy making designs. Please post your work once you are done, I’d love to see it.
Gosh, the stamping came out great! What a cool project.
I’m thinking applying the paint with a brayer would also work.
Your shirt looks so great! Thanks for sharing your experience and tips/tricks for success. Something I definitely want to try!
That is cool! I for sure am going to try it! I am still unpacking so I only have one glowforge set up so far but hoping to finish unpacking soon and jump back into it.
I just got in this heat color changing paint I will have to try it on! Thermochromic Pigments - Rainbow Pack (7 Colors) : ID 4233 : $29.95 : Adafruit Industries, Unique & fun DIY electronics and kits
I feel like the biggest dope right now. I’m taking a class on making pattern stamps. We’re carving rubber stamps, which I am enjoying. But it never even crossed my mind to apply it to block printing with laser-cut stamps.
I did, however, decide to make acrylic templates for stamp shapes, so I don’t have to measure them out every single time.
This is an awesome bit of inspiration. Thanks!
Play a wrong note once and it’s a mistake. Play it again and it’s jazz.
That would probably be best. In my class, it would have been a pricey bit of kit (we were low-tech), but I’ve got one here at home I should find. Keep a brush handy for multi-color single imprints.
Never heard this one…I love it!
Something that also helps to avoid misprints. If you have some type of adhesive board, like a cricket mat or even cardboard sprayed with repositional adhesive. If you place it in the shirt and then straighten the shirt out, it will hold it in place so the fabric doesn’t slide or lift when removing the stamp. It also prevents bleed through. Just leave it in place until the paint or ink dries, then remove.
That’s helpful, thanks!
That’s a practical idea, thanks! Adhesive will help me hold down some odd-ball cloths that aren’t clothes yet.
Welcome to the community and I hope we see more of you.
There are also spray adhesives specifically for this purpose, formulated not to transfer to the fabric. It is commonly used for screen printing garments. It’s usually a spray, sometimes called platen, palette or, just screen printers’ adhesive.