Monday, September 13, 2010

Creating Stamped Images with Shiva Paints

For my Homeless art quilt, I wanted to portray the huge number (estimates are over a hundred million) of children in the world who are homeless. I decided that I would do this by stamping the image of the two children I used in the body of my quilt repeatedly on a sheer overlay.

Here is how I achieved my effect.

I created a stamp by tracing and then carving my image on some dense material called Speedy Carve that I purchased at Michael's Crafts.

I attached the stamp to the back of a styrofoam tray that grocery stores often use for packaging by pinning the stamp from underneath with some straight pins.

Here is a photo of this process using a sample stamp that I first created to try out my technique.
Stamp pinned to styrofoam container

I then pinned the sheer fabric over the stamp.

Next I rubbed over the image with a shiva paint stik. I did this lightly as I wanted a translucent effect.

Here is how it turned out!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! That is so cool! I love the translucent quality. Very effective!