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.
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)
Deli sheets or parchment paper
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
Repeat with other colors of ink
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