Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Stitching in a Art Journal with Stencils

Hi, Maria here today to show you what I did with the EXCLUSIVE June 2014 StencilClub stencils from StencilGirl designed by Jamie Fingal.

Yes, I know that this doesn't look like an art journal...but I wanted to show you TWO things I did with the stencils. This first project is just me needle felting and stitching with these stencils--the perfect theme don't you think! Hopefully, this will turn into a bag or some sort in the future. If you would like to see a video of how I Needle Felt, click HERE.

Okay, now on to my second project!
The day I got these stencils in my hands I was prepping a page for my DLP (Documented Life Project) journal. The prompt or challenge for that week was stitch in your journal. I said PERFECT
This is what I did.
I took a small piece of deli paper and traced the stencil and started stitching. Deli paper is so much stronger than you think it is.
I used both blue and gold (the colors of my daughters High School) and when I was done I "glued" it into my journal with Matt Medium. The photo on the left shows it wet and the photo on the right when dry.
Now I had the perfect start to my layout for the week!
How did it turn out? 
I think great!
I also used the new Nature Notes stencil designed by Roxanne Evans Stout for the bird.

As you can see, there are SO many possibilities with these stencils! 

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  1. Beautiful Maria! I love birth projects. I wouldn't have thought deli paper was strong enough to handle so much stitch, but I love how it looks in your DLP!

  2. Oh my goodness! These projects are amazing! The needle felting of the large stencil - awesome! I love to stitch! This just makes me smile! Thank you so much for inspiring me this morning! Wow. Love the stitching on the deli paper too. I had no idea it was that strong. Something new to try!

  3. Amazing as always Maria, I just love fiber art!!! Thank you!!!!

  4. Wow, they are both awesome! My fingers are now wanting to stitch.

  5. That is a wonderful DLP spread! What a future treasure for you both! A great memory preserved! What a good mom you are!

  6. Oh wow, I love both your projects. I have never thought of stitching on Deli Paper and I like how that looks. The DLP spread is so special :)

  7. Thanks for all the inspiration!
    Congratulations on your daughter's graduation! It's a big adjustment....


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