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


Stencil Art

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I am so happy to again share my new stencil designs with you.  Each stencil is available in both 6″ and 12″ sizes.  Many of you have asked where my stencils can be purchased.  You can click on each stencil design below to view them.  I plan on posting some new ideas and projects soon, so please come back for a visit!

You can also check your local mixed media and scrapbook stores, many of which are now carrying my stencils.  Check out the AWESOME Jen Zdanis Starr‘s blog for her Spring teaching schedule.  She will be using The Crafter’s Workshop stencils (including mine!) in her classes.

I am starting a gallery of artwork using my stencils.  If you already have them, and  used them in a project, I would love to see your artwork!  Just send me a note.

         Byzantine

Byzantine 6″

      Stained Glass

Stained Glass 6″

         Rosette

Rosette 6″

         Ring Doily

Ring Doily 6″

   Harlequin Circles

Harlequin Circles 6″

            Gothic

Gothic 6″

       Love Post

Love Post 6″

        Specimen

Specimen 6″

       sketch-grid

sketch-grid 6″

      Coffee Splotch 12"

Coffee Splotch 6″

Friends and Photos from CHA 2014

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I’m back home to the snow and cold of northern Illinois after attending the CHA Mega Show.  We left the sunny, warm, and beautiful weather of Anaheim California behind.  Though it is good to be home, and I am itching to try new techniques and products I saw at the show.  For me, the best part of the CHA was seeing my new stencil line with The Crafter’s Workshop displayed in their booth.

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 Below are some of my favorite photos from the show.  It was so nice seeing old friends and meeting new ones.  You can also see a video of me here demoing my stencils taped by the nice folks at Paperclipping.com.

Drum Roll Please! My new Stencil Designs with The Crafter’s Workshop

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I am very excited, happy, and thrilled, to announce my new line of stencils with The Crafter’s Workshop.  My new stencils will be available at the 2014 CHA Mega Show in The Crafter’s Workshop booth #845.  I have had a life long love of stencils and being able to design my own, and have them come to life is beyond words.  My new stencils are designed to be used on their own and also for backgrounds.  If you are attending the show I hope you will stop by and say hello.  I will be demonstrating in TCW booth on:

Saturday, Jan 11th
12pm – 2pm:  Rebekah Meier
Sunday, Jan 12th
12- 2pm: Rebekah Meier
Monday, Jan 13th
9am – 11:30 am:  Rebekah Meier
2pm-4 pm:  Rebekah Meier
Please follow my blog  to see more about my stencils, techniques, and designs here on my website.  Also I would love for you to follow me on facebook, Pinterest,  and Twitter

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