Hello and Welcome to StencilTalk. Tina Walker here today with my newest StencilGirl® Collaboration Column post.
This month, my collaboration is slightly different. Generally, my collaborations include multiple participants with many projects. This month my collaboration is a one on one project. I am partnering up with the amazingly talented, Kristen Peterson, from Altered States Studio. I have been a long time fan of her beautiful work and couldn't be more thrilled to be able to work with her on this project.
The idea behind the collaboration was quite simple. Since fabric often gets forgotten as a stencil substrate, we each cut out 12 2 x 2 inch squares of random fabric pieces, added stenciling to each + embellished them with stitching and buttons. Once the 12 pieces were completed, we swapped 6 squares each so that we ended up with 6 original squares + 6 squares from each other. Then, we used the 12 squares to create a brand new project! I love using small bits to create a larger piece. It really adds so much detail and interest and is one of my favorite ways to create.
Let's check out Kristen's project. She took the small 12 squares, put them together to make a larger piece, THEN, made a calendar out of that. How freakin' cool.
Wanna see more of her project PLUS a walkthrough of her design process PLUS a short video of all 12 pieces? Check out her post HERE!
There are so many lucious layers, details, and beautiful marks and design elements, I just can't stop staring at it. ♥♥♥
Kristen used the following stencils:
For my project, I used all 12 squares as little pockets in a machine stitched book. You can never go wrong with little books with pockets. 😀
I even used some extra squares that I had made for my book tie. I ripped the squares into strips, then sewed them together. I love the look and am so happy with how it turned it.
I used the following stencils:
I hope you enjoyed our projects. I love how we used the same starting squares yet ended up with two entirely different projects. Although I've hosted many many collaborations, I am still amazed how different creative minds can use the same items to create such a variety of projects.
That's all for now. Until next time! Be safe and stay healthy.