Welcome to Part 4 of Stencil Mania!
One technique that is totally fun is to create a white on white effect. White on white fabrics add lovely interest to quilting and sewing projects. The Branches stencil was used in this example and it came out so gorgeous. I simply applied white paint with my foam roller through the stencil.
And then of course I had to go and add some color to it. Just so you could see what that would look like. I used some Tumble Dye spray to add the color here.
Some of the stencils just beg to be stitched around. So that's what I did in this little quilt example. Here I used the Secret Garden stencil, which is very reminiscent to quilted feather designs that you see in quilting.
Here's a close up of the free motion stitching around the stenciled shapes.
And another technique I tried with the stencils is reverse applique. Here I stenciled a row of leaves from the Leaf Specimens stencil. I used green paint and applied it to a green/blue hand dyed fabric. I layered another fabric underneath and hand stitched a running stitch around the leaves. Next I carefully trimmed away some of the top fabric so the fabric layer below would show through.
I also used some of the color-layered fabric that I shared in yesterday's post. It is the orangey one that you see. I used the Aztec Tiles stencil to create that fabric, along with Tumble Dye spray on color.
Here's a detail shot of the leaves.
And for those of you who have been patiently waiting.....here is the GIVEAWAY!
Leave a comment on this post to enter to win one of the Stencil Sets below. I will randomly choose three winners and the first name drawn will choose the stencil set they like best. The second name I draw will choose from the remaining two sets, and the third name I draw will receive the remaining stencil set. I will choose the winning names one week from today...on March 1. Good luck!