DIY Rubber Stamp Print T-shirt

July 1, 2013

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1. You'll need a rubber stamp ( I found this one at Michaels on clearance for one cent), acrylic paint, a piece of cardboard and a plain t-shirt. 2. Brush paint evenly onto stamp- print a few times on a piece of paper to get the right consistency. 3. Press and hold stamp on the t-shirt. I found that a diagonal pattern worked the best for printing. 4. Print the entire front of your t-shirt- I went for a imperfect look on mine to achieve a vintage quality. *Something to note: Make sure you wash out the rubber stamp after using it- otherwise the carved parts will fill in and the stamp will no longer be usable. A toothpick helps with this.
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Carley Lee said...

This is so neat, Alexandra!
I have a bird stamp from Michael's that would be perfect for this. Now to find the perfect t-shirt...
Thanks for sharing!
-Carley
xx

Alexandra Marie said...

Thanks Carley! Ooh, a bird stamp would be adorable!!

Eccentric Owl said...

I love this idea! There's an owl stamp at Michael's I REALLY want, and I think this would be a great project to use it on!!
xo
Kristina

Alexandra Marie said...

That would be perfect for your blog too! So fitting!

Sue @ A Colourful Canvas said...

Great DIY Alexandra! Can't believe you got that fun stamp for just 1 cent. It's a perfect choice for the overall vintage-y feel of the shirt.

Sue xo

Sacramento Amate said...

I have a shirt using this technic and it looks so cool.I just use a rubber
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bouncingbrunette said...

That is so awesome!

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Dreamer Clara^^ said...

So amazing idea! :) Love it! I certainly will try it! :) Thank you so much Alex! :) xx

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A.Michelle said...

Really cute! Can't wait to try!

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Melissa said...

Oh my gosh! So adorable. I'm trying it.

Irela said...

This is really cute, I'm gonna have to try it!

Hannah said...

Super cute! I have to do this sometime!

Alexandra Marie said...

I know right? I couldn't believe it when the cashier rang it up!

Alexandra Marie said...

It does, but that's half the fun! I like being able to customize things, then you get the results you want every time!

Ile said...

so cool! the design is so vintage but the overall effect is casual!

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Linda Becaca said...

Awww, this is so adorable! It turned out perfectly :)

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Alexandra Marie said...

Thanks <3 Certainly! I'm headed there now <3

Sacramento Amate said...

yes, you need paper to transfer on to fabric, but it only cost 1 euro, so it is worth it.
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Alexandra Marie said...

Oh ok, that's awesome! I will have to try that <3

Lacey said...

How fun! I want to try this. I wonder how acrylic paint wears? Would it wash off? I may try it with fabric paint. The possibilities are endless...

Alexandra Marie said...

It actually wears great! I have t-shirts that I painted with acrylics from nearly four years ago and they've withstood many washings. It's great stuff!

Rebekah Bradford said...

Love this shirt...Love that stamp! Omg, I love that stamp soooo freaking much! I hope I can find one like that at Michaels!

Hannah Gottlieb-Graham said...

Absolutely love this DIY- so unique! Cannot wait to try it out!

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Stephanie said...

LOVE it :) Easy, yet cute. Thanks for sharing.

Hugs!

Naomi Peffer said...

Glad I'm the girl who randomly clicks on links I see in the comments of other blogs! Happy to follow!

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Alexandra Marie said...

I am too! Hehe- glad to have you following along!

Ice Girl said...

My goodness, I love it! Now to find the materials...

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Bivisyani Questibrilia said...

Umm...I'm a bit worried about using acrylic for clothing DIYs. Won't it get washed off when you wash it? How does it compare to fabric paint?

Alexandra Marie said...

No worries! As I was telling Lacey, I have several shirts that I've painted with acrylics. All of them have been washed numerous times and they look amazing! If you are really nervous, you could use fabric paint. But personally I would just do the acrylic. It can be cheaper and you can use it again for lots of other things.

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This is really easy way to print the plan t-shirt according to own choice. If one don't want to take headache of printing a t-shirt then he/she can go for print t shirt online, by using facility of Internet.

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Anonymous said...

Do you have to heat set the paint on the shirt or anything?
How long do you let them dry before they can be worn/washed?
Thanks!

Anonymous said...

PS. Do you use a fabric medium mixed with the acrylic? I've heard that acrylic on fabric can get very hard feeling and flake off. Thanks again!

Alexandra Marie said...

Nope-just stamp the paint and wait for it to dry. Arcylic paint dries super fast so maybe 10 or 15 minutes until it is dry to touch. Overall, to be safe I would wait about an hour and a half or so before you wash it.

Alexandra Marie said...

No I don't. At least with my experience, arcylic paint only gets hard and flakes the fist time you paint it. After washing it once or twice, only the soft pigment is left. It really is great stuff!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the fast reply! Can't wait to try this

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Paul Herman said...

Using rubber stamps for DIY print T shirts seems like a brilliant idea. The only thing I'm worried about is the ink washing off. Perhaps there's a type of permanent ink I could use that could stay on fabric.
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Alexandra Marie said...

@paul herman No worries, it totally stays in place wash after wash! I still have t shirts printed with this method from 5 years ago!

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Michael Williams said...

I'm helping my daughter start a volleyball club at her school. She'd really like me to make them some custom T-shirts, but I don't know if I have the money to pay for that kind of work. However, your rubber stamps look like they worked great! How much do they usually run for? http://www.absolutescreenprinting.com/products/prod_list/10

Alexandra Marie said...

@michael williams-- depends on the stamp-- anywhere from $1 to $18-- really comes down to size. Check out JoAnns or Michaels!

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