Wearable Art using The Crafter’s Workshop Stencils

Hello Creatives!

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:


To make my feathers different colors, I used the 12 x 12 “4 Feathers” stencil….Feather2

….and used scraps of paper to isolate 1 feather at a time.

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I then cleaned my stencil and repeated the process, this time flipping my stencil over so that my feather curved the opposite way:

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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:

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I also quickly made this one for my friend’s 2 year old using a SUPER old TCW stencil:

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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!


Keri Sallee

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team

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