With my new stencil line now in Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores I wanted to do a project using some fabric I found on their website. I love the look of traditional toile and I could not believe all the choices I had. I wanted to use my stencils to do a modern makeover of a traditional fabric. I think silhouettes layered over these illustrative scenes would be a nice juxtaposition, creating a lot of depth.
You will need:
low tack spray adhesive
plate or paint palette
Start by pouring some paint out on to the plate. Spray some low tack spray adhesive on the back of the stencil honeycomb pattern and once tacky to the touch, place it where you like on the fabric. I created honeycomb stripes. You can also place some painters tape on the stencil edges to keep you from coloring outside the lines. Fill in the stencil open areas with a dry brush technique.
Once filled in, lift and repeat until stripes are running down the fabric.
Next, use the silhouette of the bee to stencil in random bees on the fabric. Remember, a little amount of paint will give best results especially in such a detailed stencil.
Once you have painted your stencil designs, let dry and then heat seal with an iron.
I wrapped the fabric around a pillow to see what this would look like.
Show us what your new textile design looks like!