Monday, July 14, 2014

Playing Around with "Flower Party", one of Traci Bautista's new collection with Stencil Girl!


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!

Click Here for this stencil

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 like!

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!
Don't forget to leave a comment here, and on all the other blogs.  This will qualify you for the giveaway!  Thank you so much for stopping by, and I hope you will return often.


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114 comments:

  1. Love how you tried the design so many different ways. Can't wait to see what it turns into...love how it started :)

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  2. Love the stencil and I think this technique with the spray paint on canvas is the start of one very awesome bag. I have been wanting to try to make my own... ready, set, go!

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  3. I also love these irregular edges, they give the stencil a lot of flexibility. Can't want to see where you go next with this....

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  4. Traci B's new stencils and Liquitex spray paints are a wonderful combination -- you've created the visual proof of this! Love your artwork!

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  5. Love the stencils and your project is awesome. thanks for sharing :)

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  6. What fun to play with spray paints and stencils! Great project!

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  7. Leslie! This is beautiful! You used the Liquitex spray paint straight onto fabric? There is so much to learn! I love your layers. Wonderful art work! Thanks!

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  8. Thank you - using the fabric was brilliant and gave me new ideas!!!

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  9. Sprays & fabrics & stitching ~ what a great piece! :)

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  10. This is gorgeous! Love the sense of depth.

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  11. What an AMAZING piece of mixed media cloth, Leslie!!
    What a FUN process, too! Love it!

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  12. I need to spend more time with fabric and a sewing machine! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. I love the way you've combined the positive and negatives shapes - they just POP! Fabulous stencil too!

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  14. You're making me want to go get out my spray paints :D And try something with fabric, which I rarely do. Can't wait to see what becomes of this piece!

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  15. Love your gorgeous fabric creation! I so want this fabulous circle stencil especially!

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  16. I love using spray paints too!!

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  17. Great use of Traci's stencil! I love the spray paints!

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  18. i just loved the different media you used the spray paint, the sewing machine the result was awesome.thank you for all the wonderful ideas. the stencils are just incredible. thanks for the chance to win.

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  19. Always wanted to excuse to try the professional spray paint. And now I have one. Awesome art!

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  20. I never would have thought to do that. Very cool--you could make all kinds of things this way....

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  21. So many ideas.. so little time.

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  22. I've never worked with stencils and fabric...Guess would need see some projects to make with fabric besides bookbags..Thanks for sharing process.

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  23. Thanks for sharing your use of stencils on cloth. That is not something ice one but who knows when the need might arise!

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  24. Intriguing idea using spray paints and cloth with Traci's stencil. Looks very interesting and I'd love to see what you do with the finished cloth!

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  25. I liked that you used fabric and stitch. Adds a different element. gjeneve@gmail.com

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  26. I love what you've done - I look forward to seeing where it goes from here!

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  27. How cool is that! Love the way you used the stitching too. Traci's stencils are extraordinary...love them...and the chance to win a set.

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  28. What a great way to use Traci's stencils! Fabric! Exceptional!

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  29. Thanks for this twist on using the stencil with fabric and spray paint. Very cool!

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  30. Oh, the suspense!!! What will it be??? Besides beautiful!

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  31. Wow I loved the multiplied layers, they look amazing!

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  32. Wow what an awesome project! Love the colours!

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  33. Cannot wait to see what you do with this piece next. I may be bringing out my spray paints soon because of this. :)

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  34. Very cool technique Leslie! Thank you for the chance to win!
    Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

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  35. Great looks with the spray paint.

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  36. Knew that piece of RocLon would stand up...great idea, love what you did with the added circles, too. Love this stencil!

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  37. You know Leslie, this piece looks quite "steampunk" to me - and I love steampunk! Great inspiration for using this stencil. I, too, love Traci Bautista's creativity and would LOVE to win a set of her stencils to play and create with. Thanks for participating in this blog hop:)

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  38. I just love Traci's designs and am enjoying seeing them used so many different ways! This is so cool!

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  39. These are fabulous stencils! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win!

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  40. love what you did with the stencils-i'm sure you'll use the fabric for something really cool! great tutorial~

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  41. Hi Leslie! I love how you used the stencil so many different ways and even took it further with the machine stitching. Can't wait to see what it turns into..it's already off to a great start :)

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  43. Love it! Anxious to see more of your work.

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  44. What fantastic ideas! The stencils are wonderful!

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  45. Leslie..love your art quilt an the flower party! :) fun tutorial..thanks for sharing and being part of my stencil launch party!

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  46. Very Cool! I love these stencils! I am a floral stencil girl!!!

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  47. You had me at stencil deli paper and spray paint!! One of my favorite combos

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  48. I'm not a seamstress but I love what you did with the stitching. I love spray paint as well. A must try, with the positive and negative. Thanks for sharing.

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  49. WOW, great project. This hop has been incredible. Each " hopper" has created magical pieces using Traci's new stencils from Stencil Girl! Thanks for all the fun tonite.

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  50. Free motion sewing is one thing I haven't tried, but looking at your project I might just try it myself. Great tutorial. Thanks for the chance!

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  51. I love the idea of using stencils on fabric. You have given me an idea. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  52. have not thought of using a stencil on fabric thanks for the chance to win Traci's stencils

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  53. I love watching how artists use the same stencil and get such different results! I really liked how you used fabric with this stencil....

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  54. This is different - so much inspiration on this hop!!!

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  55. I love the liquitex spray paint. Low odor and such a clear representation of the stencil. Very cool.

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  56. Stunning and so different, love it!

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  57. Leslie,
    What an awesome design!! Love how you used that flower stencil!! So cool! Thanks for sharing all your steps! ")

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  58. I am in suspense with seeing the finale! It looks so awesome right now. Cant wait to see the finished product.

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  59. Love the colors and creativity!!
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  60. Such a creative application, love the results. Looking forward to see where you go from here!

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  61. Love the new stencils and your art is so inspiring.

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  62. ooh, i love it! very different from anything i've ever seen before :) gorgeous, gorgeous depth and sense of texture...

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  63. Beautiful! Look forward to seeing what this turns into. I'm not much of a seamstress but I like to make easy useful things. Great idea!

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  64. awesome stencils!love them-They are so fun!
    The samples are marvelous

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  65. Great use of Traci's stencil. Lovin' this hop so far.

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  66. very anxious to see your finish piece.. looks like fun with the stencil!!

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  67. So inspiring, Leslie! Must find some of this mixed media cloth!

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  68. Stunning piece. I'm sure it will be an amazing final project. Thanks for showing off this awesome stencil.

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  69. I like the way you used the stencil as a "stamp" , as well. You achieved great depth, and the extra layer of large ring and circles is tops!
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  70. can't wait to see what you turn this into! Amazing!!

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  71. Yummy as is. Everything you do is fabulous, so if you continue to play with it..please show us :)

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  72. I'm excited to see what you do with this, Leslie. I love the colors and pattern…please let us know whet you do next!

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  73. This is so cool to see how stencils aren't just for paper! Can't wait to see what you do to *finish* this!
    TFS!

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  74. this might work as a rug (used in a place that's not heavily traveled - wouldn't want to destroy it) if it's on heavy material or backed with something. That was my thought as I was watching you put the piece together. thanks for the idea.

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  75. This is such a great idea. I love making mixed media fabric

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  76. Awesome! I wish I was brave enough to learn how to sew.

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  77. I love how you used the stencil with the fabric and spray paints! The sewing adds just the right touch, well done!

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  78. amazing idea - cant wait to see what the final creation looks like

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  79. Great work with awesome stencil!

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  80. Really cool! Too bad I don't know how to use a sewing machine.

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  81. I love spray-painting with stencils too! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  82. I am going to have to try this one.

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  83. Love the spray paint idea with stencils, I will have to try this. Thanks

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  84. Fantastic project! the layers of spray paint looks so cool.

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  85. Love the way you use the stencils and the sewing!

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  86. I especially like the stitching on this piece...bea

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  87. Love the stitching on this piece and the cut out circle.

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  88. I can't wait to see how you finish this piece! I love the stitching and that it's fabric instead of paper...a reminder that the options truly are endless!

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  89. Ooh ooh ooh! Love your work and colors and texture and design and and and..... Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent with us all.

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  90. Wow!! I loved how you used the stencils. Lissag123@verizon.net

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  91. all I got is OMG! These are beyond creative! Thanks for the chance in winning some!

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  92. Love your work Leslie! What a clever girl.

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  93. Love how your additions echo the stencil. Can't wait to see what this grows into.

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  94. My two loves. Paint and fabric. Love it!

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  95. Great idea to mimic the stencil circles with fabric circles. Look's like I'm getting my sewing machine out.

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  96. Love these stencils, so glad I found this blog! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  97. Pretty! I love the added stitching, as well as the positive and negative stencil images.

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  98. I have not used spray acrylic paints yet, but love the look you your on your awesome piece.

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  99. Thanks for sharing your techniques. All five stencils would be fun to use with paper or cloth. Thanks for the blog hop and giveaway.

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  100. Love how you worked the cloth pieces onto the stenciled fabric to add that little something extra. Like you, I also like the contrast between the printed portions and the spray-painted portions. Every element blends together so well.

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  101. I am sewing challenged! My machine is set for a straight stitch, but it wobbles and curves, and when trying for the zigzag my machine zags without the zig. Therefore I so appreciate your capacity for fabric work and your free sticking. It was fantastic to see how you incorporated Traci's stencil into your work. WOW!

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  102. I had no idea that there were spray acrylics! I haven't done much with fabric, but this will have my mind turning now. What a great technique - thanks so much!

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  103. Love Traci's new stencils. Thanks for the chance....

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  104. I love that this stencil has no edges. It makes it very versatile

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