New Stamps — New Stencils — New Fabric!

MarveLes Art StudiosBlogs, Mixing It Up 8 Comments

I’m still at it, and it still… feels good!  I am loving playing with fabrics from my hand dyed ‘experiments’ stash.  This piece was dyed last summer; a sunprinted fabric, using Setacolor greens and aqua blue paint-dyes ordered from Dharma Trading Co.

The circle stencil below was used for that sunprinting.

I’ve also had my eye on Julie Fei Fan Balzer designs for awhile.   Her new line of stencils are so fun!  And I recently purchased three of them from Crafters Workshop.  I am fascinated with her elaborate, but simple, flexible, and VERY creative designs!  LOVE the ones I got.  The one shown below was used in the fabric above, where I applied an olive green color – a bit of a muddy mix as I was stamping — using that stencil.

But I like it!  I also applied some light blue and white paint on my royal blue dyed fabric, using the mum-like flower stencil (see photos below).

Can’t wait to play more with them all!

And of course, I used more liquid pearls.  And foils. Why not?

I made some new stamps, too.  This time I’m using a material called “Master Carve” — but it’s really hard to come by apparently, according to my internet search skills, anyway. I may have to turn to a different product, like speedy carve, or E-Z carve, or something like that for future carving.  The linoleum is just too tough for my hands, anymore.

Not an attractive picture, but here’s my new heart and “Hope” stamp.

Here’s where I’m at so far!  But… I AM NOT done!  Yay!

I have more results to come!  While the blue fabric is still in progress, I like what I’ve done so far. And I’m almost done creating my next Soul  Blossom piece, #2, and #3— coming soon, I hope! 

Have a beautiful SPRING day!
Blessings ~

Comments 8

  1. I was watching recently and Laura Wasilowski (sp?) was showing her stamps and she uses Safety Cut. It looked like a good alternative.

  2. Beautiful. I need to start playing again with my stamps and stencils and paints. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. I love your pretty signature heart stencil Leslie, and all of your creative designs and doodles that you make with the paint and stamps. It looks like therapy to me! Fun Fun FUn!

  4. I think I'm going to like stamping and stencilling better than rubbing. These fabrics are so great. I luv the whimsy!

  5. I'm in love with that top fabric. Yum! I have a few of those stencils and love them. I want to get some more of the newer designs but have been holding off. I don't know how much longer I'll be able to refrain.

  6. I love your new stamps and stencils!!! Such fun you have! I get great joy going along on your creative rides :*)

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