Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Creating stencils

For some time I've had a heat stencil tool that I've been wanting to try. Now, while I'm playing with lots of doodles is the time to try it out.

I used transparency sheets.

Plastic dividers would also work.

The first time I found that the lines were too thin.

Rather than wait for the tool to cool and change the nib, I chose to go over the lines. I really like the hydrangea blossoms.

In the photo above, I applied Paintsticks using the stencil and a stencil brush to the fabric that I printed yesterday. It adds a little dimension.

The stencil.

Before cleaning up my mess-- I had already decided my walk could wait until this afternoon-- I tried out some painted sunflowers. When I painted the zinnias the other day (scroll down to older posts) I couldn't figure out why the paints weren't acting as I was used to. I discovered I was using the Setacolor opaque paints rather than the transparents. Dah.

Much better. I only did about half the piece so far. It's long enough to be a runner.

I've stopped to at least get in my exercises before lunch. It's such a beautiful day I must get out.



Mystic Quilter said...

Oh lovely sunflowers Holly. I will be in touch shortly.

Anonymous said...

I love it.