I am a fan of Traci Bautista and was very happy to learn that she has become a designer for Stencil Girl. I love the irregular edges of this fantastic stencil, called "Flower Party", and I think you will, too!
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I was really interested in moving this stencil around the surface of several types of paper as well as some mixed media cloth by RocLon. Because of the irregular edges it seemed like this would be fun to use with spray paint, so I pulled out several cans of my wonderful Liquitex acrylic spray paint.
I placed a plastic drop cloth in a well-ventilated area and placed my various papers, including some tissue paper, on the plastic.
I began by working with thess turquoise and lime green paint colors.
Since there was paint collecting on the surface of the stencil I turned it over and used the paint as a stamp, thus creating a positive mark with the stencil design.
I introduced black paint onto the mixed media cloth.
Again, I used the paint on the stencil to create a positive mark.
I'm very pleased with the depth created by the various layers of paint!
Next, I took the stenciled mixed media cloth and fused a large fabric ring
overlapping the edge of my cloth.
I trimmed the ring and placed the remainder on the edge of the cloth in a different position.
I cut small, slightly irregular circles from the leftover cloth that was in
the center of the ring.
I stitched the rings into place using black thread for a high contrast.
Then I free-motion stitched the small pieces into place.
I love the soft edges of the lightly spray-painted areas...
contrasted with the sharp, positive image that was obtained by using the leftover paint on the stencil surface....
and the layering of the same shape in a larger scale with cloth!
The future of this piece of mixed media cloth remains to be seen. I am considering constructing a paint brush roll with it. Stay tuned!
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