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!



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  6. Wonderful projects.
    They turned out beautifully!

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

  7. Replies
    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!

  8. Your bracelets are stunning! So beautiful!

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

  9. These bracelets do look great! Thank you for using my stencil designs!


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