Sunday, January 27, 2013

Stenciled Zipper Bags...

A look at the process of creating the

Stenciled, Quilted Zipper Bags...

Shoulder Bags

Fabrics on Bottom......BEFORE discharging process

Fabrics on Top....AFTER discharge stenciling

Green Fabric....Jacquard Discharge Paste

After paste completely dries...

Steam Iron to begin discharging color from fabric

 Red Fabric....deColourant discharge paste

Steam Iron discharges color from fabric

New Discharged Fabrics

I cut off a strip of the red fabric 

and pieced it into the green

Free Motion Quilting 

around the triangle shapes.....FUN

After quilting:

I cut the fabric in half......enough for 2 bags

CLICK HERE to view:  My Zipper Bag Tutorial

CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts

May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,
LuAnn Kessi

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Stencil Blog Hop......Chance To Win

Stencil Blog Hop

Thanks for joining me on the Stencil Blog Hop.  Several artists are sharing many creative techniques with Terri Stegmiller's new line of stencils, produced by Stencil Girl Products.  Each day of the hop you will see two new stencils (14 in all) being used by an inspiring artist.  

Be sure to leave a comment on this post and you will be entered for a chance to win your own set of the two stencils that I used here.  The winner will be drawn one week from today.  To be eligible to win you must provide contact information if you don't have your email associated with your comment ID.

And also 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.

Blog Hop Schedule:

Sunday, Jan. 20 (Kickoff) - Terri Stegmiller,

Monday, Jan. 21 - Leslie McNeil,

Tuesday, Jan. 22 - Deborah Boschert,

Wednesday, Jan. 23 - Margaret Applin,

Thursday, Jan. 24 - Brenda Gael Smith,

Friday, Jan. 25 - Vicki Welsh,

Saturday, Jan. 26 - LuAnn Kessi,

Sunday, Jan. 27 - Sue Bleiweiss,

Find Terri's stencils online at Stencil Girl Products (

My stencils arrived in the mail:

Tire Tracks and Slices

Applying Jacquard Discharge Paste 

over the Tire Tracks Stencil with a foam roller onto

hand dyed fabric.

The dark areas are wet from the paste...

This needs time to dry...

Slices Stencil

Apply DeColourant Paste with a foam brush

This needs time to dry...

Gunnr watches over the fabrics while they dry.

Ironing the fabric with the Jacquard Discharge Paste...

the dark green fabric now looks like a batik

Ironing the DeColourant...

both front and back side are discharged

Tire Tread Stencil on Stretched Canvas

Light Molding Paste is spread over the stencil

Fiber Paste is spread over Slice Stencil

If you look close, you can see the design.

This needs time to dry...

Tulip Spray Paints

Spraying paint across canvas surface...

Blending wet paint with towel:

the stenciled areas created a textured background
for future collage work on this canvas.

Kathi is joining me today in the Thread Shed

DeColourant applied with foam roller over slice stencil

Ironing the DeColourant piece

Green Fabric.......Jacquard Discharge Paste

Red Fabric.....DeColourant

I used the fabrics to create zipper bags:

Kathi cut a section off this snow dyed fabric...

Using both the Tire Tracks and the Slice stencils,
she sprays over them with Tulip and Shimmer Sprays

She also applies Lumiere Metallic Paint over the slice stencil

Looks good......needs a focal point

Using the slice stencil and pink Lumiere paint,

she creates Hollyhocks as the focal point

As you can see...
we gave the stencils a real work out today!

We created fabrics to use in future art quilts.

We found the stencils to be ideal for most any surface,
especially textiles.

The stencil plastic is heavier than most and they
stand up to vigorous scrubbing at the end of the day.

Yes, the room is back in order......but...

I like it better when it looks like this!

Be sure to leave a comment on this post and you will be entered for a chance to win your own set of the two stencils that I used here.  The winner will be announced here on Saturday, Feb 2, 2013.

CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts

CLICK HERE:  My Zipper Bag Tutorial

May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,
LuAnn Kessi

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Lunafest 2013......Corvallis, Oregon

Art Quilt Exhibit

January 26, 2013

Corvallis, Oregon

More than 100 art quilts 

will be on display this Saturday

CLICK HERE:  Preview Lunafest Films

Tickets can be purchased at the door

Proceeds benefit the Women's Cancer Coalition

CLICK HERE to view:  Permission 2 Play Classes

CLICK HERE to view:  Healing Stitches Exhibit

Also At Lunafest

2013 Women's Cancer Coalition Raffle Quilt:

Big Bloomers Quilt

Buy a Raffle Ticket and support the

Corvallis Women's Cancer Coalition

Hope to see YOU on Saturday!

Permission 2 Play Instructors,
Nancy Bryant
Virginia Gregory
Kathi Borrego
LuAnn Kessi