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These designs are made from a couple of Japanese fabric stamps I found last weekend at a local ephemeral Japanese antiques store.
These designs are made from a couple of Japanese fabric stamps I found last weekend at a local ephemeral Japanese antiques store. They are my attempts at 2 shades of indigo dye, plus an antique-brown-dye effect actually derived from the wood of the stamp. Virtual antique Japanese stamped indigo fabric! __
The background is subtly textured. I like this closely-spaced version for cushions, and looking at it over time, I liked it larger, the size it was in my fabric swatch.__
Oct 2011 update: turns out that although these stamps came from Japan, they were made in India. __
Dec 2012 update: I have adjusted the intensity and contrast to compensate for the duller color in the new printing system, to get back the deep but rich color it had before.