Monday, August 26, 2013

Stenciled Bracelets

Hello StencilGirl Lovers!
Janet Joehlin here with a follow up on bracelets from last month.
The beaded bracelets I made gave me all sorts of ideas
for more of the interchangeable decorative covers.


There are a couple different kinds of techniques here....

First I started with some silk fusion papers I made in a class many years ago.
You can find tutorials online of how to make it yourself.
It is silk fibers layered crosswise on a screen
with textile medium adhering it together.
(The texture reminds me of mulberry paper)

I used Pebeo Setacolor Fabric Paint with a sponge or dauber...
but any fabric paint or thinned down acrylic paints would work.

Artist Designer - Andrew Borloz

I played with the design using acrylic markers.
Posca Pens and Molotow Pens are great for this kind of thing.
Very opaque and good coverage.


I adhered the same size velcro strip to the back of the design
and went on to the next one.

Another technique is embroidery.
This one is simply french knots on a cotton fabric base.
by Andrew Borloz.

Here I used a wool background piece and used Stazon Ink
with a section of Seth Apter's texture
I stitched Bullion Knots down the center with varigated thread.
This is more Silk Fusion Paper.
I used 2 different sections of Seth's
and then stitched buttons over the x's for interest.
This is more of Seth's texture from
with a button in the center.
And more Silk Fusion Paper with Andrew Borloz's
This paper had bits of glitter and metallic thread woven into it.
I used the Glossy Accents from Ranger on the circles.
It gives it a different texture than the background.
Aren't they so cool?
I am addicted to making them!

 Let me show you 2 I have yet to finish....
 
I started out with Layered Salad Stencil S111
I used masking tape to block the portions of the stencil
I did NOT want to use.
I daubed fabric paint through the designs
and just started playing with them.
A little of this... A little of that....

When I am happy with the design I turn the edges under
and fit it to the size I want, either by gluing or sewing.
I cut a piece of velcro and glue it to the back with E6000 glue.
It can't be any easier.

Have fun!

Janet

16 comments:

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    1. Thanks Terri! I LOVE your stencil designs! I love your style!

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  2. I got to see these in person this past weekend and they are even more spectacular in person. Wow, Janet, wow!!! xox

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    1. Awww Corrine.... You are a dear! Thank you. Love you!

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  3. Very nice work, Jen, Who would have thunk it? Great to meet you at Create.
    Linda

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    1. Linda, Thank you! It was great meeting you too. Any friend of Maria's is a friend of mine!!!!

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  4. These are absolutely gorgeous! Art comes in all shapes and sizes and colors! Love this forum!

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    1. Thanks Kay! The StencilGirl Talk blog is a great forum for incredible ways to use stencils! Thanks!

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    1. Hi Susi! Thanks for looking! This SG blog is a great resource for LOTS of different ideas!

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  6. Wonderful projects.
    They turned out beautifully!

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    1. Thanks Monica! I love that I can tailor my bracelet for anything I wear! And everyone always comments on my bracelet!

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    1. Thanks Cat! Considering that you make such beautiful jewelry....your compliment means even more! I saw the beautiful necklace Maria was wearing this weekend! Thanks!

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  8. Your bracelets are stunning! So beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Dear Carolyn. I had the best time with you last week! Thank you!

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