Block printing on baby blank clothes and? toddler solid colored t-shirts and dresses.
To try your hand at using block printing crafts for baby clothes you could make your own DIY printing blocks using linoleum blocks and cutting tools, or even simply buy pre-cut lino blocks or wood cut blocks.
Creating your own blocks from linoleum can be really fun and relatively easy!
Here's a tip: At many craft stores all of these items are available as a starter kit all in one box!
Start by drawing or tracing the image which you would like to create a lino stamp with. Use a regular #2 regular old lead pencil. Make sure and really go over the lines so there is a lot of lead on the paper, with nice thick lines. This is essential for transferring the image to the block.
Once you are satisfied with your drawing lay it face down onto the lino block. Use a ruler or even your ink brayer to firmly rub the lead form tech paper onto the block. Lift the paper slowly. Your image should now appear on the block!
Use your lino cutting tools to carve the image from the block. Remember, you want to leave the parts that you want to show up in the stamp. If you carve the lines only you will have a reverse image. You may want to carve all of the blank spots left on the block leaving only the drawn pencil lines.
When you're done carving out your image onto the lino block you are ready to apply some ink and get to stamping!
This stamp you've created can be used for anything! Use it as a rubber stamp and print your image onto paper using regular old stamping ink, or?get out your brayer and roll on some fabric ink to do some fabric printing!
Stencil painting?or ink
To get started:
To keep things simple you will need to?choose a graphic?with little detail.?The more detail in the picture or text,?the more difficult it will be for you to duplicate the design on the baby clothes. Try surfing the net for something you might already have in mind, check the free clip-art sites, or create a graphic yourself.
Once you have chosen a graphic to paint onto your baby clothes, the next step is to?print that graphic or picture onto the sticker paper. Before printing you may want to crop or resize the graphic to fit wherever you will print it.
After you have printed your graphic onto the plain sticker paper you will need a cutting mat or a surface that you can cut through your paper with the X-acto knife without worrying about damaging the surface underneath. Like a craft table or something similar.
Cut your make shift stencil from the sticker paper with a space of 2 - 3" all around the graphic. Remove the backing and adhere the sticker onto the baby clothing in the spot you wish to create the painted graphic.
You may want to cover the spaces outside of the stencil with rags or paper towels to protect the fabric from any paint messes.
Paint inside of the stencil?and then remove your sticker stencil from the fabric. Viola! You've used paint crafts for baby clothes to make unique and hip baby clothing.
This technique can be used on most any baby clothes. To make funky onesies, or custom baby clothes. Or for baby arts and crafts projects for baby furniture, baby bibs, baby shoes, personalized baby blankets... The possibilities are practically endless!
Using Freezer Paper
You can also make a pretty cool stencil using freezer paper!
Drawing and Coloring With Fabric Markers
Fabric Markers are SO much fun! You can simply doodle and free hand draw with them, or you can block print an image in black and white and then use the markers to add some color and accents!
Ideas For Using Fabric Markers:
Home crafts are wonderful? for a BABY SHOWER? FOR DECORATING ONESIES