I can’t believe it’s almost October! Autumn is in full swing and I’m excited to finally do some fall crafting. I’ve had this project on my to-do list for a few months so I was eager to finally work on it and have a fun new scarf to wear for Fall.
You can use scratch paper to decide how you want to draw your cat. I kept mine simple. Then use a pencil to draw the cat onto the carving block. Once you’ve finished, get out your carving tools.
Using the smallest carving blade, I carved the face of the cat first.
Then I switched to a larger carving tool and carved around the shape of the cat head.
I continued to carve out all the negative space around the cat head until it looked like this:
Now that you’re stamp is ready, do a test on a piece of scratch paper to see what it looks like.
Next, start stamping your scarf! But first, make sure to iron out any wrinkles from the fabric. Lay it flat and begin to stamp. Start at one end and work your way to the other. I stamped in rows and tried to make them as evenly spaced as possible.
Once you’ve stamped the entire scarf, use an iron again to heat set the ink by pressing for 10 seconds or put on high heat in the dryer for 15 minutes. And you’re done!
This scarf would make a great gift for a cat-loving friend, or if you’re like me, you’ll wear it yourself all season long!