If you think this bag looks cool in this photo, you should see it in person!! Gisele Cabral is so incredibly talented. And she plans on teaching this at Scrapbook Centrale soon. (She was inspired by Dina Wakley’s gorgeous stencils including TCW355 Casey& Penelope!!)
Have you seen what Pokey Bolton is doing these days? No? Well you should keep an eye on this girl! She’s best known in the Quilting industry for her surface design and quilting. But she’s been branching out a bit…these are cut up file folders that Pokey used “coloring agents” on. Nice, right?
And here is Pokey playing with our stencils (see front right paw of doggie on table) with her setacolor paints. (Note fabric drying in background…close-up shot below)
Note our lovely Cosmic Swirl and Cosmic Bubbles as it translates to fabric. pretty, pretty, pretty!!
Shirley Rufener did a quick how-to stencil on the am North West morning show. She made the above black T-shirt as well as a Frida Kahlo one (below) using our friend “Edith” TCW231 from the Edith and Maude stencil.
Shirley also showed how to make matching earrings and pendants using shrink plastic:
Below is the video, and here is the link to her page showing step-by-step instructions (very, very detailed with lots of photos of product and techniques.
Today’s stencil hop features three very talented ladies who are experienced stencil hoppers, back for more stencil action:
Leslie Tucker Jenison: Leslie is a prolific quilter based in San Antonio, TX. She has appeared numerous times on Quilting Arts TV and has an hour-long instructional DVD called DIY Surface Design. She has been published in myriad books and magazines, including Quilting Arts Magazine.
Tammy Tutterow: Tammy teaches a ton of online classes, both on her blog and at Big Picture Classes. She also has a roster of upcoming in-person classes, including several in Italy! Be sure to check out her etsy shop for project kits, jewelry, and lots of ribbon.
This is Ann Clason. She’s a smart lady. She liberates her grandson’s old beaten-up sweatshirts and breathes new life into them by adding paint and other embellishments. Check out how she used our TCW261 Art Is (how appropriate) stencil:
In case you missed it, there was another blog hop yesterday! This time Julie‘s got three super talented gals for you to visit (plus her wonderful blog). Here’s Julie introducing each:
Jenny Doh: Jenny is an artful creator, collaborator, curator, and crochet-er. She was the long-time Editor-in-Chief of Somerset Studio and now runs the popular website CRESCENDOh.com. She has curated numerous books including Art Saves and Journal It.
Joanne Sharpe: Joanne and I first met at a CREATE retreat where we were both teachers. She is a wonderful lettering artist. You have probably seen her beautiful stamps from Art Gone Wild. She is teaching at all three CREATE retreats this year (California, Chicago, and New Jersey), so do yourself a favor and take a class from her!
Ronda Palazzari: Ronda is warm, enthusiastic, energetic, and talented. She recently attended Ranger U. and is a misting maniac. Ronda is the author of the book Art of Layers and on the design teams for Maya Road, Purple Onion, and Sizzix.
These three ladies and Julie Fei-Fan Balzerwill be showing off the possibilities of the “peek-a-boo” stencil:
You can probably guess why this stencil is called Peek-a-Boo, can’t you? Yep, it looks like eyes. Julie says at the time she designed it she was actually thinking of Indian textiles, which use a lot of circles and sequins. So here’s Julie’s first amazing project with it:
Isn’t it magnificent?
Click on Julie’s blog to read more about how she uses this versatile stencil. If you’d like to win the “Peek-a-Boo” stencil in 6×6 and 12×12, leave an answer to the following question in the comments section of her blog:
Tami Sanders over at the Clearsnap blog did this adorable onesie using our stencils. Here is her blog post:
Hello! Hostess Tami here today with a Spring-y project perfect for your baby girl.
A bouquet of colorful flowers were stenciled on a onsie using Crafter’s Ink and a template from Crafter’s Workshop…Crafter’s Ink is perfect to use on your wearable art projects as it is permanent when heat set, and comes in 14 fashionable colors. Crafter’s Inks are super creamy pigment inks that can be used on a multitude of surfaces including wood, clay and fabric just to name a few.
Pairing Crafter’s Inks with a template from Crafter’s Workshop is an easy way to transform a t-shirt, jeans or in this case a onsie from plain to fabulous in under an hour.
After taping the template down to the onsie, ColorBox Stylus & Tips were used to apply and blend the inks on the fabric. A bow and a few buttons complete the look…
Do think safety when altering or designing clothing for babies or young children. Trims and buttons must be WELL and SECURELY sewn, and checked often for any looseness to prevent them from becoming a choking hazard. This is true for any project intended for our little ones – toys, bedding, etc.
Insert a piece of cardboard a little larger than design area inside onsie.
Tape template down to front of onsie with masking tape at corners.
Begin applying inks, using Stylus & Tips. Make sure pad is well inked but not saturated, then work onto fabric using small circular motions being careful not to get ink under template. You may want to use one hand to hold template in place while you ink with the other.
Continue adding colors and working to fill in designs on template. Don’t worry if you get ink outside the outer edges of the template, that ink will be blended later.
After you have filled in all the portions of the design you wish to, carefully blend inks together in the areas between the flowers, then remove template.
Using the Stylus & a clean Tip, gently work to blend inks in outside the edges of the template. Add additional ink if needed to create a “box” of blended ink around the design and to blend areas inside the design if needed.
Allow ink at least 30 minutes, then set iron to setting that corresponds to fabric type. Leave cardboard in place, and cover design with clean white copy paper and begin to iron design. Iron each area several minutes to heat set ink.
Sew on buttons and bow trim to finish.
We’d love to see your altered wearables on our facebook page! If you create something fun and unique using Crafter’s Ink, please show it off!
So I guess once Ronda‘s on a roll, she’s really on a roll! Ronda Palazzari participated in our Pointy Circles Stencil Hop last week and couldn’t stop. So here is her Pointy Circles Tote that has been the talk of the blogosphere….