I was playing around with foam stamps today and made a stripe roller.
Here’s the roller. It’s really simple to make and you can decorate the strips of foam in a variety of ways. You can also make your roller with randomly placed pieces of foam too. But this way you can print a fairly long piece before you run out of ink.
I just printed it on a some sketchbook paper that was already colored. Hopefully, next week I will get some felt printed and stenciled to show you. Have a good weekend.
Hi Ruth! What kind of dye, ink, paint were you using today? I love the way the roller printed! Can’t wait to see what else you do with it. Louise
Hi Louise – I just used stamp pad ink on the paper. I am planning on making more rollers.
Lovely prints! What kind of ink would you use on felt?
Thanks Carmen. I either use thickened acid dye on felt or screen printing ink.
I’m looking forward to seeing the print on felt!
So, if you use thickened acid dye on felt, do you have to steam it to set? I look forward to seeing the printed felt.
Yes, you do.
Thanks. That makes sense. I’m looking forward to seeing how it works out.
I love your recycling to make these stamps, I have seen commercial versions but this gives much more creative flexibility. Looking forward to seeing the results on felt too!
Thanks Teri – yes, if you get tired of this one, you can just pull the foam off and make another one.