Dull sweater needed new life. Here, some brief DIY instructions in case you would like to try something similar yourself.
There are lots of different ways to block print. Basically you can coat anything in paint and press it on a surface. Potatoes for example, are excellent printing tools. In this context I’ve used a printing foam which I bought from Panduro a couple of years ago (can’t find it there anymore though). But it seems like you can find similar here and there on the web. The foam is easy to use, you just cut out desired shape and glue it to a handle/base (I used simple wooden blocks).
- A piece of textile
- Textile color
- Printing foam (potatoes or something similar)
- Wooden blocks (If you use printing foam)
1. Cut the shapes you want from the printing foam. Glue (adhesive tape works well) the foam to a wooden block.
2 Slide a piece of cardboard in between the textile layers to protect it from bleeding spots.
3. Pour a dab of paint on the sponge. Smudge the color on the foam and press it on the textile.
6. After the textile has dried, iron it to fix the color.
Ready. Wearing it here.
While searching for printing foam I stumbled on this page which seems to have a lot of equipment for print blocks and stamps, like: