October 20, 2008
Stencil festival - Part 2, apples and pears
So, I mentioned that the apple stencil was due to get a friend, and here she is: Ms. round pear!
I left all the stenciling kit all over the table on Saturday night (ahhh), and hit the decks again Sunday with a cut n' colour for another drab Spotlight tea-towel.
Now with a lovely new look:
I liked the apple, but I like the pear even more now that I see them together. This one was a challenge as the paint I was using was a two-part mix: concentrated dye mixed into an opaque fabric paint medium. (The green) It bled a little around the edges, where the foam brush leaked some moisture, but I quite like the effect, and it's pretty subtle, so I am not going to be worried. It proves it's handmade!
These two have been dried and heat-set, and they're wrapped in bright paper with ribbon all ready to be sent to a friend for a surprise. (Let's just hope she's too busy to read my blog this week. I reckon I'm safe!)
I did about 6 or 7 more designs, which I'll reveal as I get to photographing them. Oh, and I discovered that if you are careful, you can re-use a stencil but probably only once.