On Pinspiration day, I take an idea from Pinterest and use it to make a home DIY project. Today I’m making a geometric print t-shirt first posted from Etsy.
I made my version of this t-shirt using homemade stamps and ink.
What you need:
Scissors/ a craft knife and mat
Bottle tops/ plastic caps
A cheap or old t-shirt
Craft ink (I used a black ink by VersaCraft, which can be used on fabric)
Using your ruler, measure and draw your shapes onto foam. Obviously, you don’t have to stick to geometric shapes, though these are quick and easy to do.
Cut your foam shapes. I used two foam shapes glued on top of one another to create a thicker stamp. Then glue the shapes onto upturned bottle lids or the plastic tops to hairspray etc. Grown-up crafters like to use proper wooden blocks but I’m child and like instant gratification so I improvised.
Once these are fully dry you’re good to start printing! But hold on…
- Remember to protect the other side of your top from ink that could bleed through. To do this, place a plastic bin liner inside the t-shirt.
- Make sure you’re stamping onto a hard surface as this will make for a better print.
- Practise makes perfect! You might want to do a few trial stamps on a scrap bit of fabric.
Let your stamps dry fully and then remember to iron both the front and reverse side of the fabric to fix your ink, that way it won’t fade in the wash. Happy stamping!