i'm a bit behind in stencil class. but i have some to show you! these are my initial experiments. i only got through the first half of the tutorial videos when i made these. the second half deals with adding acrylics and making journal pages. i have several backgrounds to work on now.
at first i just took my thrift store finds to see what patterns they would make. this first one is my favorite. it was just an overall lace dust ruffle.
here's an eyelet dust ruffle. i really like the tiny dots above the big eyelet pattern.
the lace and eyelet together. you can tell i was really grooving on that orange paint.
next i started putting them together with commercial stencils that i had. we had to make a portfolio to hold our loose pages. i cut open a box (not very neatly) and used the sides for the portfolio. this is the front in progress.
this is the inside of the front.
here's the back:
and the inside of the back. i've bound it now and will have to get a picture of it all together.
then i just played around with commercial and found stencils on watercolor paper.
this was a ton of fun! and then i went back and watched the rest of the videos and realized how much *more* fun it could be. all i can think about is stencils! i would highly recommend this class from mary ann moss of dispatch from la.
that was a link. i realize my links aren't standing out well from the text, and i'll have to figure out how to fix it. but mary ann's site is a link. just so you know.