Not only did Cutting Edge Stencils let me host a giveaway for one of their great stencils last week, they also allowed me to select one to play with! I chose the Nagoya stencil.
Thus, I've named this project the
Painting is not a craft I feel like I am particularly good at so I watched a few of the tutorial videos until I felt comfortable attacking the stencil.
I decided to use my stencil on fabric.
Imagine! My very own custom fabric!! :)
I placed some freezer paper under my fabric to protect my work surface from the paint. You can see my layers of materials in the first photo above (red arrow -> freezer paper, white arrow -> fabric, black arrow -> stencil). I used blue painter's tape to keep everything still. Then I loaded my foam roller with acrylic paint I had mixed with fabric medium.
Once I had finished one portion of the stencil I was able to easily lift it up and reposition it to continue painting.
Included in my box of goodies was a small bird stencil. Since I was curious about using the stencil brush, I decided to try it on this little stencil. Look at how clean those lines are! Loving this brush...
After painting my fabric, I cut it into strips.
And because I'm a wreath hound...
I used it to make this fun Christmas wreath!
Actually these are the colors of my living room so I can keep the wreath up all year long and just change out the image in the center of the charger with the seasons and holidays.
The bow is pinned to the wreath with a straight pin, so it can actually be removed if I want to decorate the wreath with something else.
To attach the wreath to the charger, I put a 3M Command Hook upside down on the back of the charger and used ribbon to tie on the wreath.
For the center of the charger, I took a piece of Christmas tree chipboard ($1 section at Michael's) and covered it with some Canvas Corp paper. I used a square punch to make the tree trunk. I inked everything with brown distress ink and attached it to the charger with some Glue Dots.
I love how this project turned out!
And I love the idea of making my own custom fabric with this stencil.
Am I ready to tackle a wall project? Maybe.
But I think I'll play around with painting more fabric for now!!
disclosure: Cutting Edge Stencils provided me with this stencil but all opinions are 100% my own.
ps. There is something I used in this project that is a hint at what tomorrow's giveaway will involve. Any guesses? :)