The use of rubber stamped designs adds a personal touch to the surface design of your quilts. Instead of using commercially available stamps, we have chosen to create our own stamps using several methods at our disposal.
Stamping - Candy
Candy started with the blue fabric and added the green textured stamp before placing her swimming fish and starfish in place. The little swimming fish adds depth to the piece.
Stamping - Donnie
Donnie has stamped alternating squares created by tucks that she has sewn into the fabric. A great combination of the two techniques!
Two more versions of stamping by Donnie. This is Donnie's finished piece and she went back to her (traditional) roots and made a pieced basket. The piece below the basket was made by using a yellow square as the first layer, then the larger green triangle followed by the pink circle - three layers in all.
Stamping - Claire
I made the background stamp by cutting strips of foam sheets and sticking them to an acrylic block and then stamping the design onto the fabric in an alternating pattern. At first, I was unhappy with the fact that the stamp did not produce an evenly inked design across the surface of the fabric, but now I like that sort of shabby-chic look. The yellow circles are stamped with a foam circle. I finished by making stamps of the two flowers, leaf and stem and imprinted them on the background. A traditional binding brings it all together.
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Stamping - Annette
Annette has shown three examples of her stamping technique.
Stamping - Joyce
Joyce has mastered the layered approach to stamping with the yellow and lighter green as the background stamp designs and then continued with the darker green leaves from a stamp that she carved and finished with the rose which she also hand carved. She finished off with a yarn to frame and edge the piece.
Stamping - Kathleen
Kathleen stamped in shades of pink and green and used a zigzag stitch to attach the stamped fabric to a pink background that was finished with and envelope binding.