It’s blog hop giveaway time! When Lisa asked me to be a part of the blog hop to celebrate the release of Artistcellar’s new Diamond Series stencil pack I said absolutely! It’s been a while since I’ve worked with paint in my wet studio and this was the perfect excuse to break out the paintbrushes.
There are 4 very cool stencils in this pack and rather than just pick one to work with I chose to use all four. Since fabric is my preferred substrate to work on I decided to use the stencils to alter a piece of fabric and then use it to make a pillow cover. If you’re unfamiliar with stenciling on fabric I have a few tips for you…
Always press the fabric you want to use before stenciling.
Any creases or wrinkles in the fabric will interfere with the stencil being able to lie flat on the surface which will make it difficult to get a clean crisp image. To give myself some placement guidelines for the stencils I folded the fabric in half and then in half again and pressed it well to set the creases. Then when I opened it up I used the crease lines to place the stencils.
Do you see those little blue pieces of tape in the corners of the stencils?
I always use a little piece of painters tape to make myself a little tab on the corner of the stencil. This makes it a lot easier to pull the stencil off the fabric. This way if I have any paint on my fingers I don’t inadvertently transfer it to the fabric.
Now it’s time to break out the paint!
I put a little bit of the paint I wanted to use on a paper plate. I am using two colors of ProChemical and Dye paint:Sparkling Wine Pearlescent and Silver #2B and I use a foam brush to apply the paint through the stencil. You do not need a lot of paint on the brush! If you use too much paint it will seep under the stencil and make a mess.
I’m also working on a lightly padded surface. I put a piece of felt beneath the fabric that I am stenciling on. Once the fabric was dry,I pressed it well and then turned it into a pillow cover:
Okay now for the giveaway details…
Each blogger in the blog hop is giving away a set of the Diamond Series Stencils! To be eligible just leave a comment on this post and I’ll pick the winner randomly on 12/9/15.
And here is the complete blog hop schedule:
Have fun hopping!