For my birthday this year I asked for stencils and art supplies. I got the stencils from Stencil Girl Products. They have some great stencils there. I decided to get ones that were really complex and mainly repeating type patterns that I wouldn’t cut myself.
These are the 6″x 6″ ones that I got.
And these are the 9″x 12″ ones.
And here are the results of printing on sketchbook pages that already had color on them.
I also purchased these sponges and a “Smudgee” with the stencils. And they worked great for application on paper. Now to try them with thickened dye on fabric/wool.
I also got an order from Pro Chem. I had made my own gel plate but it just wasn’t as sturdy and didn’t work as well as the Gelli Arts plates. Plus this is a big one at 8″ x 12″. I also got more print paste as I have found that this mixture works better than just sodium alginate. It definitely keeps the color in wool better from printed dye. The last item is Color Magnet. You print or screen it on white fabric and then dye the fabric. The places that have been printed attract more color. I wanted to see if this will work on felt. I’ll let you know how it goes.
And I did print the water lily stencil on felt. The background felt is a deconstructed screen printed piece. I stenciled with my new Smudgee and screen printing ink which worked great. You just put it over your fingers and dip it into the ink, then stencil with it. I will probably add a little stitching to this and then frame it. So lots of new toys to play with and I’ll be making print paste soon so more printed felt coming up soon.
What great fun Ruth. It’s always great to have new toys. Then stencils look great. Good luck with the felt!
Sorry about all the “greats.”
Thanks Marilyn – they are great 🙂
A lot of fun coming up Ruth! The lily sits prettily on the felt and up close the felt looks like the surface of pond water.
Thanks Lyn – I am looking forward to playing with the stencils. It was the perfect piece of felt for a “pond”.
Belated happy birthday Ruth! What a great set of stencils – look forward to seeing how they work on felt. And the water lily is beautiful even before the stitching.
Thanks Kim! Since I finally got my print paste, I can start printing on felt again.
What wonderful birthday gifts Ruth! I would be chuffed to bits with just a fraction of your new toys! Do you know what is different about the print paste F? Did they add something to the alginate?
Thanks Teri – I confess, they sent money, I picked out the gifts 🙂 The print paste has sodium alginate, metaphos (water softerner) and urea.
Happy birthday Ruth, what a fabulous range of presents. Karen