Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Embrace the Rain Stenciled Shirt/Apron

RV Apron

Hi there! Carol Baxter here. Good thing I baked cookies first because my fingertips are now covered in gesso, pink, yellow, umber, black, and 3 colors of green paint. The nail salon folks only ever see my toes. But I digress.

My apron is stenciled with Jamie Fingal's Vintage Camper TrailerThe 4 Vintage Camper Trailers that match it are darling!

I decided to go back and paint in the greenery.

The flags dress up the pocket.

I am a newbie to sewing on a machine but I am learning because if I stencil on fabric and have to pay someone to sew the project that just doesn't seem right. I've been stenciling on scraps mostly, but for this apron I used a $2 man's shirt from a thrift store. 

So much happier with the result on smooth poly/cotton fabric than my failed attempt on canvas earlier in December. I am guilty of, oh no don't tell me syndrome, because StencilGirl designer Terri Stegmiller has tutorials (StencilClub: Mary, Mary Quite Contrary May 2016) and if not you can relax and check out these TUTORIALS.
If you are going to use the acrylic paints you have on hand you'll need some Golden Fabric Painting Medium. Mix with a 1/1 ratio. 
I used the rain drops and some of the words from Jessica Sporn's Rain stencil. Jessica made a fabric banner with this stencil. 

Before my hubby and I take the RV out next summer I plan to use the camper stencils and some other groovy ones to make a curtain behind the cab and make-over cushion covers. I'm pleased with the apron and am feeling confident headed into 2017:) 

I can't think of too many things as fun as art practice! Can you?

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