Maybe (or maybe not) you remember that I wanted this dress a little while back with the amazing panther print. Well it was so expensive and I'm trying to be really good and save some money so I'm going to have a try at DIY-ing something similar. I figure I can make a simple white dress with fabric that I've printed with a panther pattern. I realise that it won't look nearly as amazing as the dress is because of the detail in the panthers on the original, but I will give it my best shot. I plan to make a stamp with a foam-cut panther stuck on a wooden block and stamp the fabric before cutting and making the dress.
|Image from here|
|Image from the very same spot|
My first goal will be to reproduce the panther shape and then through experimentation maybe I can get some more detail by hand-painting some things on after the general panther shape has been stamped.
Elsie from A Beautiful Mess made this pony dress using her stamp method:
You should go to her blog and check out how she did it. And I'll also give a link to where she explains about making stamps.
I know I'm being pretty ambitious here but what's life without a challenge? I aim to give this project a try in December sometime. In the meantime maybe I should practice with little stamps and small projects like cushion covers..