Stencil and Stitch
Working with paint on fabric is a great way to loosen up, get messy and have fun.
You may remember the stamped project on the blog last summer. I wanted to try stenciling and work with the Jacquard Textile paints in a different manner.
All set up in process. Notice the stencil has that space around it…that is to help with spacing the pattern repeat.
My trial run fabric, a piece of osnaburg, which is inexpensive and still has some nice texture.
Went back over the edges with a sashiko style stitch.
Some of the triangles I left intentionally less painted. I had a great time going back over those not so solid stencils and went all in on the stitching.
Some basics if you want to try stenciling.
- Start with a solid surface and cover it to protect your surface from paint bleed through.
- The stencil shown here is made from cardboard covered in painters tape. (There are many ways in which to make stencils, do what works best for you.)
- Tack down the fabric onto the surface on the edges with painters tape to keep it secure during the stenciling process.
- I used a combination of sponge brush and paint brush to fill in the stencils. I also used paper towels to dab blobs of paint to get more even color.
- Apply pressure to the edge of the stencil while filling it in to get a cleaner edge.