Wednesday, January 8, 2014

StencilGirl StencilClub January 2014 Inspiration!

Hi! Mary Nasser here today to show you what I did with the EXCLUSIVE
January 2014 StencilClub stencils designed by Jessica Sporn!
Inspired by Alisa Burke’s recent blog post on embellishing sleeves with fabric spray, puff paint and fabric scraps,
I wanted to give this a whirl with stencils and gesso!

Once I saw the January 2014 StencilClub stencils, I knew immediately that I wanted to embellish my sleeves
using the 9" x 12" stencil with all its lovely swirls and flourishes!

I started out with an inexpensive, long-sleeved black t-shirt, and cut cardboard the approximate width of the forearms.


I inserted the cardboard I’d cut into the sleeves, taped the stencil on the sleeve...

...and pounced away with my ink sweeper and gesso!

Once the gesso dried, I heat-set it by putting it in the dryer (though any time I get gesso on my clothes, it doesn't wash out anyway!).

Looking forward to wearing this to Mary Beth Shaw's book-signing on January 18th!

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Have fun with your stencils!



59 comments:

  1. I am IN LOVE with this shirt Mary!!!

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    1. Thank you, Maria!
      This was fun and easy!
      Want to try it with metallic colors on black next!

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  2. This is soooooooooooooo COOL!!!!! I LOVE this shirt..brilliant!

    ~Linda

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    1. Thanks so much, Linda! Glad you love it!!

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  3. Wow! This project turned out great!

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    1. Thanks, Danielle! I thought this stencil was perfect for the sleeves!
      Would be fun to try other 9" x 12" stencils, too...that size is just right!

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    1. Thanks, Corrine. Felt a little crazy at first to be putting gesso on my shirt sleeves on purpose! lol!
      But I like the white against the black, too. And those ink sweepers are my fave!

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  5. This is fantastic! I never would have thought to use stencils on clothing!

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    1. Thank you, Donna! It was fun getting paint on my sleeves intentionally! lol!

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  6. Oh I love this! You are stylin'!!!!

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    1. Thanks, Janet! Stylin' with stencils!! lol!

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  7. WoW! I am going to try this for sure! I already have the stencil in mind I want to use.
    Your shirt is Magnifico!!!

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    1. Thanks, Saranne! Glad this project inspired you!
      This was so much fun to do!

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  8. Clever girl!! You just gave me an idea for disguising all my paint-stained clothes!! Love your shirt!

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    1. lol! This would be a great way to disguise paint-stained clothes! Good idea, Kirsten! :)

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  9. Mary, This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!! Question, does the gesso cause the shirt to get stiff where it is put on, and or does it soften with washing?

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    1. Glad you like it! I don't have any problems with the shirt or sleeves being stiff. :)

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  10. oh dear Mary - I think you've started a trend! love the sleeves - never ever would have thought to use gesso! I've used Jaquard's and shaving foam w/inks and stencils... but this looks so much easier with gesso!

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    1. Thanks, Thea. I have plenty of gesso and it was very easy. This was my first time stenciling on shirt sleeves! :)

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  11. Mary, this is so fabulous! I love it, and it'll be perfect for the book signing!!!

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    1. Thank you, Linda! I think it will be fun to wear to the book signing, too!

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    1. Thank you, Jane! Hope you make one, too!

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  13. GESSO! Seriously! That is insanely cool!!

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    1. Thanks, Yolanda! Hope you give it a try! :)

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  14. YES ...GESSO! PRETTY COOL MARY! BRAVO!

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  15. LOVE this!!! Did you have any problem getting the pattern to match up as you went around the sleeve??

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    1. Great question! I used the stencil as a guide to match the pattern as I went around the sleeve and didn't have any problems. :) Because the width of each sleeve wasn't quite twice the width of the stencil, I used parts of the stencil to add pattern in places, too.

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  16. cool design and process.. I'm going to try this with a design I'm trying to put on the back of a shirt, I may need colored gesso, and I found these: http://www.dickblick.com/products/holbein-acryla-colored-gesso/

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    1. Thanks for the link! I'd love to try the metallic gesso on black! :)

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  17. Really pretty and creative use of the lovely stencil.

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  18. This is THE Coolest thing I've seen in a while!!! I'm definitely and unshamably stealing your idea and making my own shirt when the stencils arrive this week!!

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    1. WONDERFUL, Caroline! Love to hear that! Please post a pic in the StencilClub Facebook group!

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  19. Hi

    Wow, this looks amazing! Great tutorial too with clear photos.
    Unfortunately though it is not a valid entry in The Make It Monday linky party. To be a valid entry it must be a paper craft project.

    Kind regards

    Michelle :o)

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  20. Great stencil to try this with, Mary - turned out fabulous!

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  21. That is WAY Cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  22. Wow this is gorgeous Mary ....I love it so much!! Good job! I'd love to know how the gesso holds up after several washes!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  23. Mary, this is fabulous!! So striking. great job :o)

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  24. Mary, this is fabulous!! So striking. great job :o)

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  25. I'm a size small, and prefer earth or jewel tones, would love a v neck. Just sayin! !!!

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  26. I'm a size small, and prefer earth or jewel tones, would love a v neck. Just sayin! !!!

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