Happy Blog Hopping!
It's day 4 of the wonderful blog hop - playing with stitches inspired by
by my friend,
I pulled out my copy of Lynn's book and read through every page,
getting inspired by all of the projects to make.
I decided to revisit the use of freezer paper stencils to create a design on which to stitch!
I tend to get into a rut and fall into the routine of using the same few techniques over and over.
I forgot how wonderful and easy making stencils with freezer paper can be.
Here's a page in Lynn's book which demonstrates her easy technique of cutting stencils,
ironing them to fabric, and painting them with acrylics.
I drew a simple bird on freezer paper and cut it with a fresh, new Xacto knife.
It cuts like butter.
Here is my cut stencil, against a dish towel to highlight the detail.
After ironing it onto white muslin, I dabbed on a light coat of acrylic paint.
Lynn recommends removing the paper stencil promptly before it sticks to the fabric.
Heat set it with an iron after the paint is dry.
And here's the piece of the stencil I removed. I decided to paint the negative shape also.
Removing the paper stencil...
Ready to stitch.
I cannot help myself. I love thread!
I share Lynn's approach..."if I can thread it through a needle, I'll stitch with it".
I decided to use my first stenciled fabric rather than the 'negative shape' piece.
First, I layered my stenciled fabric onto some of my hand-painted scraps.
After I reviewed Lynn's beautifully illustrated instructions,
I chose a few basic stitches and I dove right in.
I was so engrossed in stitching,
I forgot to stop and take some pictures along the way.
I highly recommend Lynn's beautifully illustrated book.
Her instructions are clear and the projects are fun and inspiring.
Leave a comment below for a chance to win a copy of Lynn's book. The winner will be drawn next week.
And be sure to visit the other artists wonderful contributions to the blog hop!
Monday July 9 – Lisa Chin
Tuesday July 10 – Ana Sumner
Thursday July 12 – Libby Williamson
Friday July 13 – Allison Aller
Saturday July 14 – Lynn Krawczyk