Terri Stegmiller’s Stencil Blog Hop ~ Give-Away!

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Hello sweet friends!  

Are you excited?  You should be… it’s the “Terri-Terrific” Stencil Blog Hop ~ yay!

If you don’t know it already, Terri truly is a wonderful Artist.  {with a capital “A”}!  I am so excited~so blessed, to be part of ‘showing off’ her newly designed stencils in the Blog Hop!  I’ve long been a fan of her style, whether it’s quilts, {her adorable kittens}, paintin, and now her stencils!  I’m showing two designs; the first of which is “Flowers 20.”

Stencil Girl Products presents “Flower 20” from designer Terri Stegmiller

Cute, isn’t it?  So here’s the first thing I did; I sprayed a light yellow s.e.i. tumble dye spray-dye through the stencil, onto some plain ol white fabric. 

Now, enter two of my favorite color combos; lime green and turquoise blue!

Now don’t let that bright yellow spray dye color go to waste on the top of the stencil.  Flip the stencil over, and using a brayer, roll gently over the top of the stencil, transferring the color once again, in a reverse image of the flower stencil.

Cool beans!  And with the stencil flipped over, spray a bit more color {I used the lime green and the blue colors here}, and overlapped the design on the previous yellow printed surface.  Beautiful! 

Here’s the second stencil: “Antennas Stencil L119

This is how it looks, just simply layering it, on top of the previous printed fabric with the flower stencil:

And of course I kept on going, layering the stencil and dyes…  Did you know you can see a video of this process also, on Terri’s blog?  You can! The video “Stenciled Fabric Surfaces” is here, under her “tutorials” category on the blog.  This is her blog link.  I’m pretty sure you can get your own party started with her video as inspiration, too!

Continuing to play with color, I switched to several different fabrics; batiks, hand-dyed’s, cotton sateens, and printed ‘white-on-white’ commercial fabrics, {and even cotton velvet}.  {Yup ~ a hurricane came through my studio}.  Pictured below is one of my favorites! 

I stenciled the flower design to a piece of pale pink, dotted batik fabric {below}.  I really like the ‘double your fun’ with graphical design elements in other pieces of printed, commercial fabrics.  The dots really pop.

I experimented with my FW Inks, too.  These inks really are a fabulous product, which I also learned about from reading Terri’s blog.  {have I said what a terrific Artist she is?!} They really look good through the stencil.  I diluted the ink a little bit even, and it still looks so great.  I just used a small black foam brush for application, dabbing it in an ‘up and down’ motion.  You don’t want your brush soaked… go easy, and apply in several light applications.

I think it’s rich-looking; love the ‘not so perfect’ print the best!  Note that I’m using the FW inks in their Pearlescent medium.  Soooo beautiful!  {Idea:  these would look so cool cut out and appliqued ~ I will be showing those tomorrow!}

and this one is quite charming too, especially with the black text fabric:

 and… my MOST favorite of the FW ink prints {so far!}… this one, shown below.  Look at the background; the layering is subtle, but this base fabric was a bright pink, {with text in white} and I added yellow, and a dash of purple blues in the antenna stencil first… then proceeded with the FW inks in a couple different tones of white pearl, pink pearl, and a dash of blue-purple.  Love!  {I mean LOVE!}

I brought out a piece of my hand-dyed fabric… knowing the spray colors wouldn’t always show against such a bright dyed piece, but hey ~ what the heck? I like to try the unexpected … cuz ya just never know how much you might {unexpectedly} like it {or don’t} until you try!  And I do like it!  It’s gives the subtle print a little bit of added texture, and I really like that.

And this is the cotton sateen sample: {are you tired of seeing my play action, yet?}  I hope not… the good stuff’s comin’ ~ i promise!

 

Flowers and Antenna stencil printed onto white commercial fabric with S.E.I. Tumble Dyes

All of Terri’s new designs are available for purchase, from Stencil Girl Products.  Be sure to visit all the other artists participating in the Stencil Blog Hop.  You can enter for more chances to win some of Terri’s great stencils! KICKOFF Sunday:  Jan. 20 – Terri Stegmiller
Monday: Jan. 21 – Leslie McNeil, {Flowers and Antennas}
Tuesday: Jan. 22 – Deborah Boschert, {Waves & Spinners}

Wednesday: Jan. 23 – Margaret Applin, {Leaves & Squiggles}
Thursday: Jan. 24 – Brenda Gael Smith, {Sign Posts, Curvy Fronds}
Friday: Jan. 25 – Vicki Welsh, {Striped Circles & Straight Fronds}
Saturday: Jan. 26 – LuAnn Kessi, {Tire Tracks & Slices}
Sunday: Jan. 27 – Sue Bleiweiss, {Broken Circles & X-12}

 Leave a comment here for a chance to win this set of charmers {flowers and antenna}.  Comments will remain open for one week; until Jan 27th. 
Winner posted here on January 28th!

To be eligible to win you must provide contact information if you don’t have your email associated with your comment ID.
Have fun and prepare to be inspired… have you got your HOP ON yet?  {don’t wait for Easter!}  

But wait!  There’s more! {does this sound like an infommercial?}…  
 I {really do} have more!  {and no shipping and handling charges!} lol
I will give away several of my “custom fabric” quilted pieces, too. 
  In the meantime, {hint hint} you may want to go to my  
and become a fan by liking that page. 
EnJOY!
XO
Leslie

Comments 25

  1. I really like what you did with the stencil-especially the yellow flowers! Thanks for the chance to win! Have added your blog to my daily blog read.

  2. If you haven't picked a winner yet I would like to be entered. You have completely whetted my appetite to try stenciling.

  3. Love your work with these stencils. I also love Terri's stencils. I'm trying to build up my collection so love a chance to win a couple, thank you.

  4. I'd love to win these stencils — thanks so much for the opportunity AND for your wonderfully inspiring ideas for using them.

  5. Thanks for the giveaway. I love Paint! Plus add a stencil and it looks like anyone can create Fun. The pearls are very special.

  6. Sandy… I'm just glad you stumbled!? Well, let's just say "discovered" shall we ?!! lol So happy to have you! I know that if you are someone who is crazy about fabric and creating with it… this is just your 'cup of tea' !

  7. Thank you Vickie; I'm definitely crazy about these stencils, and the spray dies, paints and layering have me hooked into the process! it's fun to create with something unique and special to me. Thank you for taking time to come on by, and best of luck! {I'll have more to give away!}

  8. I love the antenna stencil! Your cloth is so much fun and spring like and I am looking for any hint of spring right now. Thanks for sharing your process and the fun stencils.

  9. I'm soooo glad I stumbled onto (or is it into?) this blog series. I have never tried resurfacing and layering fabrics with spray dyes, now another "must do" in my list. Thank you.

  10. This post really shows how much fun you had working with the new stencils! Love the way the spray dies work with the stencils to add great texture to the fabrics.

  11. I came over to your blog via Vicki at Field Trips in Fiber. Now I see I am going to have to stay awhile and read previous posts – lots of interesting things! The stencils are very cool!

  12. The Blog-Hop is a fantastic idea! After following Terri's bolg and seeing her tutorials I purchased a few stencils… and yes – I'm hooked! Thanks for sharing your tips/tricks – can't wait to get back to the studio.
    Best,
    Carol
    carolreaton@comcast.net

  13. I am amazed at how many layers of stenciling and painting you put on the fabric and in the end the fabric is fabulous. Terri's stencils are really lots of fun. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts…

  14. Leslie, I have been reading your blog for quite a while now, but this is my first time commenting. (Funny how a give away can do that, huh?) I have gone to your blogs Facebook page and liked it, too. I would LOVE a chance to win these stencils.
    Thanks so much for sharing your talents with via your blog.
    ~June in AZ
    stitchedbyme.wordpress.com

    btw: I am so jealous that your machine has a free motion quilting foot. I have a Brother machine, which I absolutely love, but it does not have a similar foot.

  15. What a wonderfully informative post! Thanks for all the ideas and photos – I loved how you used your fabric in your pieces!

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