Thank you, Terri, for sponsoring these giveaways! I was inspired by several bloggers showing amazing things they are doing with your stencils. I have a lot to learn, but hey .... baby steps, right?
|Terri Stegmiller Stencils|
Yesterday, the snowflakes blew around for most of the day, except for when my teen and I decided to continue our 5K training. At that time, the flakes turned to pellets and we were beaten in the face by little Styrofoam balls of snow. This is a very strange Spring Break! We miss the warm weather and we're wishing we were in Florida, swimming in my Dad's pool.
Anyway, the snowy day provided a perfect excuse for me to get out all of my fabric dying supplies ... which are a total of 3 Shiva paint sticks.
Now I think it would be fun to overlay the stencils with a set of cool colors over these autumn warms. I might look at something besides the Shiva oil based sticks to try this. These oils require 24 hours to dry and now they've checked that requirement. I'd like to find a medium that doesn't cover what's there now, but grabs hold of the background fabric. Maybe if I stencil from the back side of the fabric, I'll get that effect.
I have lots to learn about paints and dyes!
I'm envisioning pretty contrasting stitches around these outlines. They will add a zing and hide those fuzzy outlines caused by the shifting of the fabric. Maybe for a journal cover.
Thanks so much for the suggestions regarding the quilt on my design wall in previous posts. I'm following some of your advice and it's beginning to look much better. Hope I can show of the completed top in a day or so.
Enjoy your day!