Wednesday, March 26, 2014

experiment with hand made stencils

Well, I tried.
I thought I wanted the title, Cool Collections on my quilt.  I have put words on many quilts in the past but wanted to try something new. I chose the Storybook font, printed out the words to scale on paper. Then traced it on freezer paper and cut out the letters. Ironed the f.p. to fabric and painted  with Seta Shimmer paint using a smooth sponge.
The paint went on a dream but the turquoise didn't show enough, the black showed but isn't exciting. Even with quilting it's going to look cheesy.
You never know til you try...


  1. Hi LeeAnna!
    Nice Poodle in Paris fabric!
    At least you tried! And that is way more than not trying!
    Back to the drawing board for round 2!
    Take care,

  2. Did you have fun trying? A great artist I know said ""I Just want to have fun or make something beautiful, one or the other." Sometimes frustration leads to inspiration. May today be your day of great inspiration!


    1. I did!! Actually some other time, this will work well, and it was easier than I thought, and controllable. Thanks for reminding me!

  3. I am glad you tried it out! You never know what will happen until you try. :)

    Thank you for linking up to Fabric Frenzy Friday!
    Fabric Frenzy Friday

  4. Fabulous! I love stenciling and starting is half the work. Have you considered making a stenciled block?