Inspired by this week's DMTV demo where Linda shows different techniques using just one stencil I got out some of my favourite dried leaves to use as motifs, cut out a stencil and did trials on paper to see if the shapes were suitable for what I had in mind.
|Here's the stencil with the first version above - using a decolourant which removes the colour of the fabric when it's ironed - just like magic!|
|Above I've used red and brown Markal Paintstiks on hand dyed fabric and then cut out the shapes in painted bondaweb and applied them to fabric.|
|Here I've used brown and red Markal on the top version and red Pébéo fabric paint applied with a sponge on the bottom one, both on calico fabric.|
|For these Batik and calico strips I've used the stencil to get an outline of the shapes with a fabric pen so that I'll be able to stitch them and then apply paint after quilting.|
|Markal Paintstiks on hand-dyed fabric.|
|Markal on calico.|
|Above I've joined 5 strips ready to trim and add a narrow black border to make a quilted wallhanging.|
|3 strip version. I've used Jacquard metallic gold fabric paint for the motifs on the strip on the left, decolourant in the centre and Markal on the right.|
|This is a 2 strip version which I've made into a square by adding narrow strips of fabric top and bottom. I've started quilting it to make a cushion.|
|I've used a heavy weight black thread to stitch by machine on the Batik fabric ........|
|and by hand on the hand-dyed fabric.|
I'll probably echo stitch the motifs, free motion quilt the background and then add some paint to finish off - SUCH FUN!