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DIY of the day: easy printmaking

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printmaking is a fine art – but it’s also DIYable! i love these three ways to make your own prints! to create that ‘printed’ look, you need a shape in repetition, that’s why anything in stamp-form will do the trick. all of the above methods are done on paper using acrylic paint but you can do this on fabric as well by swapping out for fabric paint!

Block of Wood and Yarn:

these photos and technique i found on Modern Parents Messy Kids and is simply done by wrapping a wood block with a piece of yarn, painting the yarn with the paint color of your choice and stamping the paper, alternating the direction each time.

Toothpaste Cap:

i love this example because it shows how you can really use anything to create a stamp shape for a print! this i found on Home Sweet Homemade. just dip the cap in a little paint and start stamping – make sure your circles are touching to get that patterned/printed look.

Wine Corks:

you know how we like DIYs with wine corks here at Mr. Kate and here’s another one! using a small sharp knife to carve a design into the flat bottom of a cork, dip in paint and stamp away! this i also found via Home Sweet Homemade.

photos via modern parents messy kids and home sweet homemade

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