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, http://stegart.blogspot.com/

Monday, Jan. 21 - Leslie McNeil, http://marvelesartstudios.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, Jan. 22 - Deborah Boschert, http://deborahsjournal.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, Jan. 23 - Margaret Applin, http://www.margaretapplin.com/

Thursday, Jan. 24 - Brenda Gael Smith, http://serendipitypatchwork.com.au/blog/

Friday, Jan. 25 - Vicki Welsh, http://www.vickiwelsh.com/

Saturday, Jan. 26 - LuAnn Kessi, http://luannkessi.blogspot.com/

Sunday, Jan. 27 - Sue Bleiweiss, http://suebleiweiss.com/blog/


Find Terri's stencils online at Stencil Girl Products (http://stencilgirlproducts.com/)


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

75 comments:

Margaret Applin said...

You guys ROCK!! Awesome fabrics and ideas!

patchouli moon studio said...

So many great ways to use these stencils. Love the bags too.

Gill said...

Stunning!
I love what you've produced with these two stencils!
Thank you for sharing!

KelQuiltz said...

ooohoohhoohhhhh... got goose bumps with this one :-) Haven't played with discharge paste in AGES... decolorant is on my list as well!! Question... did you apply TWO things to the stretch canvas thru the stencils? or just the light paste?
YUMMM!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

Roberta said...

I am really impressed by the tutorial as well as the final bags. They are really beautiful! Thank you so much. I learned so much today from your blog! I am not a fabric artist so I am not sure what all those Jaquard products are but I love what you did with them.

Ineke said...

Wow, really gorgious and easy to handle. Keep watching Gunnr.

Deb Levy said...

Wonderful discharge work with the stencils! Also, while I have used stencils with molding paste on canvas, I never thought to add the fiber paste...thank you!

elle said...

Wow, you have some really great ideas for stencilling. The discharge was amazing! I also luv the 3-D effect and the 'hollyhocks' was very cool!

MooseStash Quilting said...

This looks like great fun. I have to find these stencils and play myself! Wish you were not so far away! :-)

Angela Grasse said...

Such great ideas! Love it!

Donna said...

I am enjoying this blog hop and I love both of these stencils! I really enjoyed your demo because I have never used most of these products. I love the results from the Discharge Paste and the DeColourant, and I definitely see them in my future.

Oh, and I love your "Thread Shed" studio name--so cute! I will be following your blog now.
D~~~~

Linda Germain said...

Wow thanks for all those photos about the use and process. Love you stencils Thanks

Kathleen Wilson said...

Great ideas, thanks for sharing. Love the colors. I work in mixed media and like the idea of paste on canvas.

imquilternity said...

Wow! What a glorious day you had experimenting and creating with Terri's wonderful stencils. I definitely want those two stencils now that I see what can be done with them. As much as I like everything that you did, my favorites are the DeColorant pieces. Thanks so much for such an informative post!!

Connie said...

Thanks for showing all the different techniques with the stencils! The fabric does look like batik and your zipper bag is cute! Love seeing the photos of your room too! Would love to win this giveaway.

Gunilla.B said...

2314 emsntrie3414 emsntrieI love what you did with the stencils!
Gunilla in Sweden

shenyon said...

What a fascinating post. I have some DeCoulourant but have yet to use it. Love the stencil that looks like a sand-dollar to me.

Susanne (flicKwerk) said...

What wonderful fabrics you've created with the stencils! The blue one with discharged slices is my favorite.

Janet Procure said...

Wow! I am impressed by both the volume and content of your work! I REALLY appreciate your trying some different techniques/mediums!

Patchacha said...

Lovely, reallu, really lovely !!!

Diane said...

Loved what you created. I really like how these stencils worked so well with the fabric and the stretched canvas.

El in Oz said...

Love the use of the stencils and the bag. Will be off to look at that tutorial as I love bags. I also love using stencils on my Gelli plate.

deborah wolff said...

The discharging is fantastic! Great demo, thanks.

tisme said...

I really loved the discharge paste with the slices, then kept going and couldn`t find anything I didn`t love. And now I have a new blog to pop on too, and see what you are up too. Thank you in so many ways!

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

You certainly did give the stencils a work out. I loved seeing the different techniques that you used. And the zippered bags are just beautiful. It is so interesting to see how you artists are using the stencils in such different way.

Jeannie said...

I love your studio and I agree, it is much more fun with a studio pal messing around with cloth. Thanks so much for the tutorials. I loved the decolorant results and I now have an order in for molding and fiber paste. :) Have a great weekend!

Quiltbug said...

I have never tried discharge paste but if I win the stencils, I sure will

Audrey

Sue Brim said...

You have inspired me! Love all your ideas using the stencils. I am looking forward to following all the artists this week.

tesuque said...

Looks like you had fun.

Brenda Gael Smith said...

Those zippered bags knock me out - Bravo!

Leslie McNeil said...

you guys had a great day! loved seeing it, and the results. your bags are stylin'!

Del said...

So interesting to see the different discharge products being used. Great visuals. Thanks.

Thelma said...

Such wonderful results!

Laceflower said...

Gesso - inspired! I'm thinking I need some of these stencils in my tool box

rvquilter said...

Fantastic! Of all the stencils these will be my first choice!
Please let me win :)

Susan said...

Love the discharge and your zipper bags are fabulous! Great ideas!

Jennifer Scantlebury Vienneau said...

What a great post!! You have created some absolutely gorgeous fabrics and I can see the possibilities are endless. Love seeing a finished product using the fabrics. Thanks!

Annette said...

Wow! Great inspiration. Have played a little with discharge paste and Lumiere. Makes the head spin with ideas.

roadie said...

Wow - I see lemon and orange slices...thanks for all of the great ideas of how to use the stencils!

Dotti said...

You all sure went to town with these stencils. I am falling in love with Terri's whole line!

liberal sprinkles said...

wow wow great work! The fabrics look incredible when worked with the stencils and Discharge Paste and DeColourant Paste. I've never even heard of these products! The bags are so awesome!

grace

tiedyejudy said...

Great use of these stencils! I would love to win them, as I do a lot of fabric dyeing and love how your fabrics came out with the discharge mediums! Thanks for sharing your projects with us!

Janny said...

I love the way you used those stencils. Thanks for the giveaway.

Gari in AL said...

I really like the variety of uses you displayed. I can see discharging the color off of some of the "why did I buy that?" fabric that resides in my stash. ;-)

KittyKwilter said...

Beautiful work! I love process blogs! Yours is great.

What Comes Next? said...

great way to use those stencils - my mind is whirling with ideas - you always do that to me!

LynneP said...

LOVE what you have done with the tread stencil!!! Thanks for the chance to win.

stitchedbyme said...

I am really enjoying seeing how the stencils are being used by each of the bloggers. I would love a chance to win.
I Have been really enjoying spending time reading your blog since I found it several months ago.
~June in AZ

kathisgardenart said...

What a fun day, we always find the best stuff to play with ;)

Linda Strowbridge said...

I love the effects you are getting with the the discharge medium.

Imzadi said...

You are always so inventive. I would have never thought of using Discharge Paste and DeColourant Paste with stencils. The fabrics look fabulous.

Judi Sticklen said...

Really love the stencils and the effects you have. They are so versitile

Frances Arnold said...

WOW.....so many ideas. Makes me think that I need to pull that unopened bottle of Decolourant out and give it a try!!! Thanks for sharing

Dianne said...

Love that DeColourant!

sbsudbury said...

Great job with the stencils and media....awesome giveaway opportunity. Thanks for the chance.
sharon.bourque@sympatico.ca

Renate said...

What a lot of playing you and your friend managed to do, and all the lovely fabric that resulted. Those zippered bags really show off the fabric to best advantage. Oh to be able to play like that!!!

Linda Stokes said...

You've produced some great fabrics & effects from these versatile stencils - love the bags especially!

Jane Prater said...

Amazing cloth. What an inspiration.

Ann said...

Love the Zipper Bags -- seeing what you did with the stencils is Just what I needed to get out of the Winter & Post Grad School Doldrums that have hit. Thanks for the inspiration!!

tropicslady said...

So great to find these wonderful stencils! I haven't used discharge paste before (I use dishwasher gel), but will definitely have to add it to my shopping list. And I so love the bags that you made with the fabrics!

suedee10 said...

Wow, what wonderful results from just those 2 stencils. I'd like to try them on my own fabric.

Jeanne Marklin said...

LuAnn, do you wear a mask when using the Discharge Paste and DeColourant?

Corinne Loomer said...

Awesome post about how much you can do with these stencils!

Vivien Zepf said...

So cool -- glad to see the stencils can stand up to lots of media and a good scrubbing!

peony1 said...

LuAnn,
Wonderful. Love those stencils. Are they your own design?
Anne

Beth said...

Oh, that looks like so much fun. Thanks for the inspiration!

Sharon Rotz said...

The stencil designs are awesome and I love what you did with them.

ginigin said...

You've shown so many great ideas, my head is swimming. An I love your studio - both ways. Thanks for giveaway.

Nettie B. said...

Wow, another amazing bunch of creative ideas! I can't wait to go purchase DeColourant! Looks just like batik when used with stencils! Thank you for shining your creativity across America to Cape Cod! :0) I'm wondering what type of music you're listening to while you're playing with all that fun stuff!! ~ Nettie B.

JB said...

What a clever use of stencils and discharge!!

Kim said...

Your fabrics are stunning! I love use of the discharge paste and DeColourant Paste. I will be calling Dharma soon:-)

carolegoldquilts said...

As always you inspire me to try new things! Thanks for sharing.

Bobbie Haynes said...

You are awesome I have became very curious of altering fabric with different mediums lately and I do believe you have become a mentor for me thank you Have a wonderful weekend !! B-)

Jessica Loughrey said...

love the fabrics and the stencils!

Debbie Kelly said...

looks like so much fun .....Thanks for all your information and your great tutorials !!!!!Debbie Kelly
http://somewhereinstitches.blogspot.com