Friday, September 6, 2013

Surface Design With A Stencil...

Hello and happy Friday.  I'm back with another fun use for these fabulous StencilGirl stencils!  This week I've been playing with Jane LaFazio's Eucalyptus stencil to take a piece of commercial fabric and make it uniquely my own.

I started with some acrylic paint and an old brush, as well as this piece of fabric, which I must say is really quite wonderful as it is.  But, it's not uniquely mine yet...



 I started with the two blues on my palette and used usd them as is and mixed them up a bit to create subtly different blues.


After that had a chance to dry, I went at it again, this time with the gold paint.  I doesn't show well here, but it has a slight metallic shimmer to it.




I used my altered fabric to make a fully lined toiletry bag.  I've done a tutorial over on my blog for two sizes (the toiletry bag and a smaller cosmetics bag) of this fully lined bag for those of you who are into sewing. 

25 comments:

  1. Loving your gorgeous altered material!! Wonderful work
    Happy PPF!!

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  2. Fabulous! and I love the bag you made.

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  3. Great use of the stencil Linda, marvelous project. xox

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  4. This is gorgeous and practical too!

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    1. Thanks Christine. And yes, it's the perfect size to get me organized.

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  5. Wow, this is so impressive! Beautiful.

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  6. Oh this is gorgeous ! I love it. Now I have to try..may not be as beautiful as yours but I have to try.
    hugs
    susan s

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    1. Thanks Susan. Have fun. I'm sure your will be fabulous!

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  7. Wow, Linda! Gorgeous! Thanks soooo much for using my stencil! Xo

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    1. Thank you Jane. Your stencil is fabulous and added such a beautiful layer of design and colour to the original fabric!

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  8. Linda, this is just beyond comprehension! Oolala!!!

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    1. Samara, your comment, along with all the others, is making me blush. Thanks so much!

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  9. This is so brilliant! I LOVE it! TFS!

    ~Linda

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  10. Beautiful! Makes me want to pull out my sewing machine...

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  11. This is glorious. A whole new inspiration. I've only recently been sketching.
    I love your use of colour.

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  12. I have this mini dinky pillow I want to try this on.Thank you so much for the inspiration.

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  13. Oh my goodness! Not only is the fabric you made amazing- the to see it sewn into that bag! WOW!

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  14. Oh thats pretty. Never have made my own fabric print before. HPPF and thanks for your comment on my blog.

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