You Had Me At Hello ~

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Hi there everyone ~ and welcome to Monday!  

My friend, Margaret Applin ~ {fabulous graphic artist ~ the one who lives in the “Land of Beautiful Stencil  Designs”} has a NEW line of stencils~!  Can I get a High Five?!  Yesss!  And when she asked if I would demo them… how quickly could I type YES?!  Her  brand new line of stencils, newly released from JOGGLES.COM  is here! 

The stencils arrived in the mail Friday and it was a treat to open up this happy mail package!  My fingers were itching to play.  So first thing after dinner… my fingers did the walking… the stencils, fabric and dyes did the talking! And everything… got really happy and very prettily stained!

I really do have a thing for leaves. {It’s okay isn’t it?!} …  This is one of my favorites ~ shown on white cotton fabric.  It’s kind of funny to me... I feel like these stencil designs should be at a high end fashion show; each design high-stepping like a fashion model, coming down the runway, to oohs and awwws of the crowdas if it was a gorgeous gown… {well they ARE!}.  I know, I know ~ perhaps I have an over-active imagination?  lol  

And on to “dancing with the stars!”  I’m really so pleased with these s.e.i. tumble dyes.  A wonderful product which really holds it’s color, and is perfect to use through stencils!  This is a spray dye, which I used spraying through the stencil first.  

I flip the stencil over, and then brayer the top of the stencil to make sure all that luscious color is not wasted.  Then… a few extra spritz’s later… I put a new color through the stencil.  A double-layering effect if you will.

This is another favorite; I just dig this color combo, seen below.  Periwinkle blue-purple and a bright yellow.  And just a few splats of a neon pink that poked in!

 Here’s a photo series showing my progress as I sprayed, flipped, brayered, and sprayed again. Fun fun fun!

 Flipped, brayered, sprayed again:

 And spraying my way into a blissful pastel version:

Here’s the packaging Margaret designed!  {Nicely done, Margi!}

She’s such a talent.  Congratulations! 

I really had a lot of fun playing… and now to go cut, slash, print, press and sew.  Hey ~ did you notice that url in the picture above?  It’s for video demos on stencil applications. 

Whoot whoot! Have fun checking it out, and see you back here for some projects I’ll have finished~ layers… layers… and mixed media on fabric!


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  1. HIGH FIVE! Magri got me unto Joggles. What a great resource. My stencils are in route and so are my Tumbler dyes. I can not wait! You have surely pushed my anticipation level over the top!

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