|Gorgeous designs and a great, detailed blog post on her process from Craft Kitty.|
|Stunning dove design created with hand carved stamps and a stencil by Marilla Walker.|
|Amazing stamped fabric by Monique.|
And as for me, I decided to finally get my EziCut stencil material out of it's packaging and give it a try. I cut a simple design of organic stripes using a box cutter (an Exacto knife would probably be better for more detailed or finer designs) and thought it would be interesting to try a multicolour, layered print with them. For screen printing, you use this stencil material the exact same way you would use a paper stencil, as shown in my tutorial here.
|Stencil vinyl cut and ready to use...|
|First layer of stripes printed. I'm loving it at this point...|
While I don't absolutely hate them, I have to say that I don't really love them at all either... The colours, which looked so great together in my head, somehow don't work for me, even though I switched the yellow for a pale green in my second batch. I do think they will look really great when made up into something, maybe a cushion cover or a little zipper pouch. The print got favourable reviews on Instagram so I'm hoping that my swap buddies won't be as nonplussed about it as I am! It was really very fun to play though and great to have an excuse, otherwise my EziCut might have stayed in it's package for three more months. Now I'm already plotting my next stencil design and am thinking about printing some panels of single layer stripes...