Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Grab your friends for a Spring Break Stencil Party - Art Journal & Tunic Tutorials with Shel & Peg!

Hi and welcome. 

March is all about Spring Break or Stenciled Poetry so Shel and Peg have teamed up to create some fun projects. 

This month they have used Floral Mandala Lace L646, Finding Your Tribe L414 and the Love Collage Stencil L312 along with a club stencil from Nancy Curry's October 2018 set: Stay in Your Magic.

Club stencils are exclusive to club members and are not found listed in with other stencils on the StencilGirl Products web site. You may be interested in checking out the club. You can order prior monthly offerings once you have joined the club. There are no specific membership requirements because we know you will love the stencils. In fact, you are even rewarded for ongoing membership! 

So, let's take a look at the projects.

This month Peg did what many of us would do on spring break. She worked in her journal. Here are a few pictures of her pages.

Peg started off with Distress Oxide sprays through a stencil or two. Then she layered on some paint.

You can see the lovely water droplet texture that can be created with this medium below.

The mask from the Finding Your Tribe stencil was used to stamp the image on the page.

And yes, there is a video showing the step by step process. 

Wouldn't it be fun to take your journal with you and your tribe of friends on a spring break?

Shel was inspired to make a stenciled t-shirt when she found some white tunic style shirts on clearance for one dollar at a local store. She thought it would be fun to make some bright designs on the shirts combined with words as gifts for some friends she thinks of as ‘Sisters in Art’.

The Finding your Tribe stencil designed by Carolyn Dube, combined with the 6X6 stencil ‘Stay in Your Magic’ stencil from StencilClub in October 2018 designed by Nancy Curry were perfect to convey how Shel feels about her art friends!

The flowers and doodle designs from Kristie Taylor's Floral Mandala Lace stencil and Traci Bautista’s Love Collage stencil made a perfect colorful Spring background to put all the words on top of. 

Before stenciling the shirt, Shel washed and dried the shirt with no fabric softeners. Then she ironed some freezer paper onto the inside of the shirt, shiny side down, to protect from any bleed through while stenciling.

The first step was to block off areas of color using painters tape and sponge in light colors of Decoart brand ‘So Soft’ fabric paint. Then Shel used some Pixie Spray on the backs of the stencils to help prevent any of the paint bleeding under the stencils during application. Masking tape was used to help mask off some of the parts of the stencils while adding the words to the design.

Shel thinks this shirt is a fun and happy design and plans to make more!

Buy some stencils to make your own spring break projects!


  1. This is wonderful, I really want to do some of these whilst in quarantine !

  2. is it possible to wash the t-shirt? is there a special protection for the paint?


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