Thursday, November 17, 2016

Pieces of Paisley Art, Portfolio Cover, Bee Amazing Banner, and a Cotton Candy Snow Storm Card all for Throwback Thursday

Pieces of Paisley by Tina Walker

Hi Everyone!

The stencil I used is called Segments, designed by Michelle Ward.

I'm sharing more about my paisley woman painting on my A Dog's Life blog, so please be sure to check out the link. 

But meanwhile, did you know Paisley originated in a town by the same name in Scotland?


Portfolio Cover by Janet Joehlin

Hey Friends, Janet here!

I made a fun art journal portfolio recently using one of Mary Beth Shaw's original StencilGirl Stencil designs. 

I dug out my Tsukineko All-Purpose Inks and Fabrico Markers
and started playing with colors and shapes.

I heat set the color with an iron....

Next comes a backing and a batting and some quilting...
Machine quilting the lines set it off just right.

I didn't worry about it being perfect. I just liked the nice depth the stitching gave the piece.

Hmmmm.... Now What? A purse? A zippered pouch? Wall hanging?

How about an art journal portfolio?

I even cut the pages to fit the size of the fabric design
so I didn't have to cut into it!

One side got an accent of color...

I sewed the pages directly into the fabric. (Google simple book binding techniques to figure it out, this one is a long stitch.)

Then some Velcro Closures to finish it. 

I love it. 

The fabric cover wraps around the pages to keep it in a nice bundle.

An art journal portfolio!


Bee Amazing by Tammy Tutterow


I have a collection of fabric art banners.  They are like art journal pages that I can string together and display in my studio.  I love creating little bits of art on them that I can display while capturing a little bit of things on my heart and mind.  

I love bumble bees so I was immediately drawn to the Bees Stencil (L002).  I wanted to use it to create a banner with bees on it with a fun little sentiment of "Bee Amazing" on it.  

1) I used Distress Ink and an ink blending tool to create the bee design on a blank art banner.  

2) After drying the ink, I applied clear matte texture paste to the art banner through the stencil matching up the stencil with the inked design.  

3) Next, I applied Distress Ink and Spray to the banner through the Honeycomb Stencil (L035) to add the hive background.  The texture paste helps create a mask for the bees keeping them as the foreground.

4) I used assorted markers to add details to the honeycomb and bees.  I used a white Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to add additional color and shimmer to the wings.  

5) I finished the banner by adding a small handwritten sentiment.


Cotton Candy Snow Storm Card

Greetings Lovely People! Carol Baxter here.

I am still learning so much about choosing colors and StencilGirl Products provides such a great forum to learn and ask questions!

"What goes with brown kraft paper, Kristie Taylor?"
"Blue, teal, white, maybe a pop of pink."

Snow Storm stencil by June Pfaff Daley
"I can do that."

Tip: Shiny paint + gesso = not shiny at all paint. Sigh... 

"If you don't like it, paint over it." (Bet you have heard Mary Beth say that in one of her videos!)

But! It worked well using a baby wipe to swipe away paint through the stencil and I have not had good luck with that technique until now. Win!

Next layers: Gold, white, blue, blue mixed with white, pink mixed with white.

I think I like it better vertical with a bow.


Seriously, this stencil is going to work out divine to make wrapping paper! Thanksgiving weekend I just might have to bend my no Christmas music until December 1.


Are you stenciling wrapping paper and making stenciled goodies this year?

1 comment:

  1. Always love to see what people are making with their material prints.


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