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Reverse Stenciled Technique, Blog Hop, And Giveaway!

Canvas pillow

Canvas pillow

I am so excited to be hosting my first blog hop using my stencils designs from The Crafter’s Workshop.  Most of my stencils are collage in style.  Collage being my favorite medium, whether in paper, fabric or both combined.  My other stencils are inspired by circles and Mandala (I love the art form) designs.  Mandala’s for those not wanting to draw their own.

I sent four 6″ mandala inspired  stencils to nine of my creative friends.  Be sure and visit each of their sites, I can assure you each designer’s creation will be awesome, unique, and varied in their mediums.  I can’t wait to see what they come up with.

I had a hard time deciding what I wanted my project to be.  Sometimes thats the way it is, when you can create anything you want!  Deciding upon a reverse stenciling technique, I went with demonstrating  how a stencil can be used to create a print.  Bypassing our dreary spring, summer has been on my mind.  Thinking how nice and warm, sunny weather will be.  I chose a canvas pillow that can be used both inside or outside.

What do you create with stencils?  Answer the question by leaving a comment below, and one lucky person will win my four new stencils, used for the blog hop!  Enjoy the techniques and projects created  all week by the talented designers in the hop. The random winner will be announced Saturday April 19, 2014.

 

Materials:

The Crafter’s Workshop stencils by Rebekah Meier: Mini Byzantine, Mini Rosetta, Mini Ring Doily, Mini Stained Glass

Canvas fabric, 2- 15 1/2 squares Brayer ColorBox® Blends by Eileen Hull: Sunshine, Flagstone, Nutmeg Firm work surface (I use an acrylic sheet) Baby wipes Sewing machine and thread to match canvas Scissors Rotary cutter and mat (optional)

Iron

Deli sheets or parchment paper

Instructions:

1.  Place canvas fabric square onto protected work surface.

2.  Place stencil onto acrylic sheet or other protected work surface.  Apply Colorbox® ink onto stencil with sponge applicator.

3.  Flip inked stencil over and press onto canvas square.  Place deli paper onto stencil and use brayer to roll across, printing design onto fabric.

4.  Lift deli paper to reveal design.

5.  Repeat steps 2-4 using each stencil and different colors of ink.  Fill each canvas fabric square with reverse stenciled designs.  Let dry.

6.  Press each fabric square with dry iron.

7.  Place fabric right sides facing.  Pin to secure.  Machine stitch 1/4″ from raw edge.  Leave a 3″ opening to turn right side out.  Clip corners 1/8″ from stitching, and turn right side.  Stuff pillow firmly with fiberfill.

Ink, stencils, canvas, prayer

Ink, stencils, canvas, prayer

Ink stencil

Ink stencil

 

Reveal print

Reveal print

 

Repeat with other colors of ink

Repeat with other colors of ink

Check out more designs from these talented designers

Madeline Arendt

Ann Butler

Cheryl Boglioli

Vicki O’Dell

Lisa Fulmer

Beth Watson

Tammy Tutterow

Eileen Hull


About rebekahmeier

I am a mixed media deisgner, author, fiber artist, teacher, and design consultant within the art and craft industry. I have authored 5 books. My passion is collage and mixed media with a focus on including fiber and fabric in my artwork and pushing the limits whenever possible.

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  1. I love the technique you used, your project and your stencils….thank you for asking me to be part of the Hop!

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  2. I mainly use stencils on painted furniture. I’m loving your stencils, they’re really great designs.

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  3. great idea to use them to print, love the soft colors too.

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  4. Wow I love all of these stencils. So many ways to use them. I have been playing with the deli paper using stamps. So fun. Would love a chance to try it with your awesome new stencils. Thanks!

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  5. Enjoying seeing all the creative ideas on the hop! Such talented artists and now so much inspiration. Thanks for putting this together…and for the giveaway! The stencils are amazing.

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  6. I was just reading about a technique from Denise Clason Studios…how fun! I’m going to have to try my hand at this new way to work with stencils!

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  7. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your blog hop, Rebekah! I absolutely loved playing with your stencils.

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  8. I have never worked on fabric, but your pillow is fabulous! Will have to try! I currently use my stencils in my art journal and in card and tag projects. I love stencils and would love to use yours!! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  9. I would use these on some unfinished wood furniture. Especially with craft ink! I am giddy just thinking about all the fun stuff I could make with these stencils.

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  10. Thanks for making the giveaway of your gorgeous stencils possible, Rebekah. Loved the post on how you used them. I would use them in my mixed media and fiber art projects.

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  11. I love what you’ve done with your stencils – I’m off to see how the others have used them!

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  12. Beautiful pillow! I have these stencils and love them for srapbook pages!

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  13. Beautiful project! I can see some acrylic dreamcatchers hanging from my Daughter’s window sill using these fabulous stencils!

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  14. These are beautiful! I’ve been learning about mixed media and making canvases with them but I hadn’t though about canvas material being used for pillows and then using your beautiful stencils in this manner! Awesome!!

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  15. Loving all the creative ideas for using your fab stencils. What about drawing around the stencil and doodling or Zentangling inside the areas you create? Keeping my fingers crossed.

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  16. The stencils are beautiful…so far I have only used them to dry emboss. But I have been learning so much lately on how versatile they are! Thank you for your idea, -con

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  17. I have several stencils, I love using embossing paste through them and am about to start some canvases where I plan to use several different ones.

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  18. I love stencils for art journaling & on mixed media scrapbooking. It’s an obsession.

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  19. These new stencils are awesome. I would definitely use them in the journals we make to donate to women and children in crisis and in my own journaling. They are fantastic! Interested helping a non-profit that helps people heal through creative art therapy? Check us out! Art for the Heart and Soul: http://www.artfortheheartandsoul.org

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  20. I only have 2stencils and I have used both when I started making a journal. It’sthe first one. I would love to win a different stencil to use. I will betrying the coffee filter idea. Alison

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  21. Beautiful! Love the creative ideas. Wonderful stencils.

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  22. I just finished the hop. WOW! I saw so many creative uses for your stencils! Thanks so much for the hop!

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  23. I would use them for my art journal.

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  24. I typically use my stencils to make cards or paper-crafting projects, but am always open to new ideas. I love how you printed the design on canvas. I just saw your new stencils in my local stamp store this past evening and was wondering how I would use them. Thank you for the ideas and for the giveaway.

    Katie B.

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  25. WoW!! What a Sweet Tutorial!! I LOVE all of the AMAZING Inspiration!! I’d LOVE to win!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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    • I forgot to say that I like to use stencils for creating Cards and some Mixed Media Projects!! I don’t have very many Stencils, but I’d LOVE to add to my collection!! =) THANKS for the chance to win!!

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  26. I am a paper crafter, primarily cards at the present time. I can imagine some beautiful designs with your stencils!

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  27. Love these stencils! I already left a comment on the TCW blog .. but I am happy I came here to see another fab use of stencils!
    Love the technique TFS!

    XO

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  28. I can’t find these stencils. Not at interweave or joggles. I like them a lot.

    Sent from my iPad, Regards, Susie

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