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.
You can also watch Stenciling on Fabric on Youtube here.
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.