Design Team member, Keri Sallee, here and if you are like me, you are in beginning of the seemingly never ending cycle of small people complaining “I’m bored!” (hello summer!)
I am always looking for ways to keep my kiddos occupied without electronics, so when a friend was coming over and said “Hey we’re going to bring some stuff to tie-dye.” I was all for it! When she got there, she had a nontraditional tie-dye: instead of soaking the shirts, this dye was in a sprayable form by SEI called Tumble Dye. I instantly thought….STENCILS!
Here is one of the shirts I made:
….and used scraps of paper to isolate 1 feather at a time.
I then cleaned my stencil and repeated the process, this time flipping my stencil over so that my feather curved the opposite way:
For the words, I used the 12 x 12 “Word Association” Stencil (again…using scrap paper to isolate the word I wanted):
Here’s another fun shirt I made using the same techniques and the 12 x 12 “Butterfly Collage” Stencil:
I also quickly made this one for my friend’s 2 year old using a SUPER old TCW stencil:
As you can see, it’s as easy as laying the stencil down and spraying a variety of SEI Tumble Dye colors through your stencil.
Once I was done, my stencil looked like this:
To save all that awesomeness, I gently laid a paper towel over it to absorb the color and capture the negative image. I’m saving it for another project!
And just to show you how easy it it…here is a picture I snapped of my hubby gettin’ his stencil on!
I hope you enjoyed today’s project and it’s one more boredom-killer in your summer arsenal.
Until Next time!
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team