This is one of my favorite DIY’s ever, because it came out so damn awesome looking. A few months ago, I collaborated with Apothic Wines on three cocktail inspired DIY’s. The first was the lucite and leather handle tray… this is the second one. I used their rubber corks to create a stamp, and then made some pretty amazing block print napkins, if I do say so myself. They look SO LEGIT. Here’s how I did it.
YOU WILL NEED:
Cork or rubber stamp maker
X-Acto knife or rubber carving tool
Stamp Pad (Uninked is an option, then you can make your own colors)
1. Start with your cork & X-Acto. You can carve out the top, or the side. Cut your cork 2/3 of the way down to make a flat rectangular surface
2. Draw a pattern into your cork. The easiest patterns involve straight lines and the hardest patterns involve curves. Dont even worry about the pattern because when you print it over and over, it will look awesome.
3. Using your X-Acto or your Rubber stamp tool carver, carve out the side of your cork.
4. You can’t really go wrong; just remember that what you carve will be the negative space on print. What you leave will be the print.
5. Before stamping your textile, test your cork on a piece of tester fabric. You can try your stamp and then go back & carve more out of it to make it just right.
DONT USE PAINT!!!!! I tried it. It will screw up your whole situation and ruin your cork.
My local art store only sold ink pads in 2 colors so I bought UNINKED stamp pads & lots of different ink & used that to make my colors! (You can do things, like make rainbows, by using this right.)
The possibilities are endless. Really. I have ideas for scarves brewing!
Check out Apothic’s facebook page for the full instructions and more DIY ideas HERE. And stay tuned for project #3… its pretty awesome as well!
*This post was sponsored by Apothic Wines, all content and opinions are my own.
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