Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Fabric Printing with Stencils

Jessica Sporn here to share fabric journals I made using the February StencilClub stencils designed by Carolyn Dube.  

I've been on a fabric creating, stitching and sewing binge lately.  I love the fact that I can create my own fabric designs using stencils. 

For these two journals, I simply placed the stencils on top of a white tea towel, and pounced Deco Arts Fabric Paint using a cosmetic sponge.  Easy!

The Deco Arts fabric paints come in wonderful colors, and one of the lines has glitter and another is metallic.  YES!  And best of all, you don't need to heat set these paints.  

For the vertical journal,  I cut up my fabric into strips and squares, and made a big piece of crazy patchwork.  For both journals, I made a sandwich with the stenciled fabric as the "bread," and a layer of cardboard and a layer of batting as the "cold cuts" and "cheese," and then stitched it all together.  I used an element from Traci Bautista's Tropical Floral stencil for the flower and word "Play" on the tall journal, and the word "adventure" from my Windows and Doors stencil.  

I used a pamphlet stitch and waxed linen thread to stitch card stock inside the journals.  I can't wait to send these to my nieces for Valentine's day!

Here's a little video tutorial showing some different fabric stenciling techniques.  

Thanks for stopping by!  I'll be back on the 13th with another project and video tutorial using the February StencilClub stencils.

Jessica Sporn is thrilled to be a Stencil Girl designer. Jessica has been a full time artist since 1996, when she began designing greeting cards for Recycled Paper Greetings. Since then, Jessica has licensed her designs worldwide, and you can find her artwork on fabric, tabletop, and stationary products for companies as diverse as Robert Kaufman, Aviv Judaica, RubberMoon and Hallmark! A former decorative painter, Jessica has long loved designing and creating her own stencils, and is happy to be doing so for Stencil Girl.  Jessica keeps an active blog and is represented for licensing by Creative Connection Inc. The mom of two girls, Jessica lives with her husband and many pets in New Jersey.


  1. I love this! The colors are fabulous, and I love the beading on the Adventure journal. I keep forgetting about fabric as an option when I work, but I want to make one of these journals! It's going on the to-make list :) Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Thanks Gwen! I know you'll do something fabulous!

  2. Beautiful Jessica! Love that you created with fibers!

  3. These are gorgeous, Jessica! You never cease to amaze me with your creativity and talent!

  4. I was so happy to see your video. These creations are beautiful and I love the idea for book covers. I am obsessed with covering composition books and this opens new doors. Thanks so much for your generosity.


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