I’ve had the pleasure of peeking through the ever so talented Chantal’s, from Chantal Vincents Art (Au) online blog portfolio for some time now. I adore her hand carved stamps and all the creative ways in which she uses them!

Flying Fish hand carved stamp in her Etsy Shop
From original cards,
...... to cute everyday fun stamps ....
.... To beautiful note books, there’s so many uses for stamps!

So when we got chatting about stamping on fabric, I was thrilled that she wanted to do a guest post and share her creative talent with us all!

Chantal hand carving her stamps
This is a very simple process for making your own material tags or patches for quilts, dolls or any other item requiring your logo printed onto fabric.

What you'll need.

  • Fabric paint. The one I use (available in Australia) requires simple heat fixing using a hand iron for 2-3 minutes. Instructions for different brands and types vary so best to read them before you purchase.
  • Fabric to print onto. I'm using unbleached cotton. You may want to consider the need to prewash your fabric depending on where the tags will be used.
  • Scissors
  • Scrap of felt at least the size of your stamp
  • Pen
  • Cardboard or paper to protect your table surface.
  • Spoon or paint brush
  • Your Stamp (a tutorial for making your own can be found here)

1. To create a stamp pad use the base of your fabric paint jar as a guide for a circle that will then be cut to sit inside your fabric paint lid. Please note this will only be useful if your stamp is smaller than the lid. If not, cut the felt about 1 cm larger than your stamp and apply the same steps below using an old plate.

2. Spoon a small amount of paint into the fabric paint lid, spread around and then lay the felt over the top. Push the felt onto the paint with the back of the spoon until the paint starts coming through the felt. Add a little extra paint to top of the felt if need be but be careful not to overload with paint or the stamp will not give you a clean print.

3. Press your stamp face down onto the paint, gently pushing down across the full area so that the coverage is even.

4. Start by testing your stamp on a scrap piece of fabric. My first print was on the far left, you may be able to see a few marks on the girls face. These didn't show when using the stamp on paper, however, with fabric there is more give and the paint is thicker so I can see the stamp now needs extra rubber removed. On the second stamp you can see the face marks have been removed but now lines outside, to her left appear so also need removing from the stamp. Finally in the print on the far right I have a nice clean image and we're now ready to print up lots of tags.

5. When finishing your first session of stamping the felt can now remain in the lid whilst you fix it back on, ready to use again next time. Don't forget to heat set your stamped fabric as required by the instructions on your paint. Have fun!

Custom made hand carve logo stamps are available from Chantal Vincent Art.
Simply contact me via email chantal_j@hotmail.com with your requirements.

Thank You so much Chantal for your fabulous guest post, I can't wait to give it a go!
If you would like to see more of Chantal’s work, please head on over to her blog,
or pop on into her Etsy shop!

 Happy Sewing from Sarah
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