Wednesday, November 2, 2011

stenciling on fabric - first try

My first attempt at stenciling on a piece of scrap fabric has been really fun and rewarding! I love it!




Here are the basic stenciling supplies:

fabric paint, stencil brush, exacto-knife, self-cut stencil

I tried different methods of applying the paint: 
Applying an almost-dry brush only on the edges [left], or applying lots and lots of paint (see how it seeped out of the stencil) [right]

I think my favorite effect is one of these three, or a combination of them. It's nice that each print is a bit different.

It's so easy and fun, and I am definitely going to explore this technique and learn more.

Have you tried stenciling or printing on fabric? 
I would love to see your creations or inspiration! 
Tell me in the comments :-)

3 comments:

Pam said...

Many moons ago, I did some screen printing on t-shirts for fetes at my kids' school. I was lucky enough to be able to borrow the squeegee and screen, so did lots of prints for my own kids as well. Sadly, I don't have any photos.

Your post brought back memories of doing this. It was a lot of fun and something I should try again, although perhaps on a smaller scale, without the squeegee and screen.

While writing this, an idea has come to mind: a combination of appliqué and fabric paint... endless possibilities.

I look forward to seeing the direction your fabric painting takes you.

Ricochet said...

Excellent results! I've heard you can use freezer paper for stencils. I don't know if you would have it in Israel. I'll email you a couple links about it.

Christie, Describe Happy said...

Hi, I wanted to pop in and say hi! I am joining in on the totes challenge and excited to start getting to know everyone! And I'm your latest follower!! Wishing you a wonderful day.

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