For this StencilGirl blog hop, we’re showcasing stencils by Kae Pea (Kristen Powers) along with Rubbermoon Stamps. Not only does Kristen design stencils for StencilGirl, but she is also the owner of Rubbermoon!
Best of all, both Kristen Powers and Mary Beth Shaw are hopping along with us!!
I gave tea towels to family friends and to each of my daughters. I have a thermofax screen with bundled asparagus so I made a set for each recipient.
"Eat Your Kale", by Gretchen Ehrsam
"Kale", by Gretchen Ehrsam
Using acrylic paint I pounced the paint onto the stamp surface.
The towel was placed over a padded surface.
Despite the fairly course weave of the tea towel I was able to get a nice mark with both stamps!
Next, I used the stamps and my Tribal Leaves Stencil on both paper and a length of cotton batiste fabric.
Tribal Leaves Stencil by Kae Pea (Kristen Powers)
This first piece of paper is Yupo, a synthetic paper that feels a bit like vellum.
This is a sample from a recent mono printing demo. I love to use these as a base layer for additional marks.
Since the surface of the Yupo paper is so smooth I took a foam pouncer and "pulled" my transparent paint across the stencil surface to create a distinct edge of paint. I like how it looks!
I stamped the Kale and Eat Your Kale stamps along the base.
I used both the stencil and my two Rubbermoon stamp on yet another sample that had been printed with Mary Beth Shaw's "Rafters" stencil:
I like the way the two Rubbermoon stamps interact with the first marks on the paper.
To add a bit of depth I used a Sakura gel pen to the printed edges
And, I add a portion of the Tribal Leaves stencil to the paper.
I love how this paper looks!
I think the combination of the Rubbermoon stamps and the Tribal Leaves stencil really work together.
What do you think?
The tribal stencil works extremely well on cloth.
Here, I am using a cotton batiste cloth that I had previously printed with thickened dye.
I was underwhelmed with this cloth and, to be honest, I had been using it as a studio rag.
Confession: sometimes those studio rags and drop cloths end up being the best thing that happens in my studio. I just roll with it. LOL
Using some Setacolor transparent paint (medium blue) I pounced the paint through the stencil onto the surface of the cloth. I deliberately varied the intensity of the paint coverage.
Result: the cloth has a new life! I love it! I may finish the edges and use this as a scarf.
It has definitely seen a marked improvement, and the Setacolor paint has not altered the "feel" of the cloth.
I'm looking forward to working with all these new tools in other projects. I see a lot of possibilities!
I hope 2014 is off to a good beginning for each of you. Drop by and see me often!
We will have a giveaway on StencilGirl Talk blog consisting of SG product. All comments on the hop are eligible for the giveaway. The more blogs you comment on, the better chance to win. The gIveaway will close on Friday, January 10th at 11:59PM Central Time.
Here are the links to all the participating blogs. Please be sure to head over to Maria McGuire's blog next. Remember to leave a comment in order to be eligible for the drawing! Thanks for stopping by!