Printing With More Found Objects

It’s been almost a year since I wrote a post about printing fabric with found objects. Today I am showing you printing with more found objects. If you would rather watch my video, please scroll down to the bottom of this post.

There are so many things around the house that we either throw out or recycle that make great printing tools. Here are just a few I’m using today.


To make the first stamp, I glued bottle caps to a piece of plexiglass. I could have also used cardboard as the base.


Then using my gel plate as a stamp pad, I brayered on fabric paint.  I placed the stamp in the paint.


Here is my first set of stamped images on my ice dyed fabric.


Now to add some more.


The next tool I used is from a child’s play set I picked up at a thrift store. I love the texture it makes.


Next I’m using the core of a roll of paper towels. I’ve used this tool in a lot of printing including with soy wax. Love it!


Now to play with one of the pieces of cardboard packing material. This piece I glued to another piece of cardboard to make it stiff. It made some great organic lines.


Here I’ve stamped them both vertical and horizontal.


Lastly is this packing material. It made some strange markings.


Here are the results from my printing sessions. Click on the pictures to get a closer look at the individual pieces.


If you’d like to see me go through the whole process, here is my video.  If you are reading this blog via email you will need to come to the blog to access the video, or head on over to my YouTube Channel.



As I mentioned in the video, you can also use these tools on paper. And there are so many tools around the house that I’ve yet to discover. So before you pitch or recycled, take a new look at the object. It may become your favorite tool! Thanks for dropping by.