Basically, you just cut out the desired shape from the foam rubber, glue it onto a piece of cardboard and use this as a stamp.
I printed quite big pieces of fabric with a bird pattern, so I had some time to practise and figure out what works and what doesn’t.Here are a few tips for stamping with foam rubber:
- Use a rather thick and sturdy kind of cardboard to glue the foam rubber on. It won’t bend as much and you will have less smudging.
- Carefully lay the stamp onto the fabric and roll over the cardboard with a roller. This way you can evenly apply pressure and the print will turn out more even, too.
- Take your time to find the perfect amount of colour to put on the stamp. If you apply to much it will smudge, if you take too little, your print won’t be bold.
- Clean the cardboard arround the foam rubber from time to time or let it dry to avoid smudging.
- You can always touch up the prints with a brush.
- Don’t be worked up if it doesn’t turn out perfect. An a little bit messy look makes half the charm of printing.
I will share the project I used the fabric for, soon. If you have any questions or tips, please let me know!