I made these little stamps from foam meat trays. The designs are taken from Easter Island hieroglyphics, and are perfect for people like me who can't draw - just simple shapes and lines.
These are the monoprinted pieces of fabric that I decide to work with. They've had a plain colour washed over the monoprinted designs.
I was using mainly pearlescent and metallic paints for stamping. I was entranced at how lovely the stamps became as the colours mixed. Interestingly, the designs that I thought looked best did not necessarily make good stamps.
I stamped each piece of fabric with 3 to 5 stamps, quite randomly as to placement and colours. Then after heat fixing the paints, I drew sketches of how I would put together 16" x 18" pieces, using (finished size) 2", 4" and 6" squares. The 2 designs are different.
This one has 4 x 6" squares, 5 x 4" squares and 16 x 2" squares....
...while this one has 3 x 6" squares, 7 x 4" squares and 17 x 2' squares. I actually made this one to be taller than it is wide, as below. I like the nine-patch stamping to be in top left corner like so :
(same photo, turned around).
Which version you do think is best?