The house is held together with some washi tape on the outside. It is reinforced with masking tape on the inside. It is sitting on a book while I am sitting on the couch watching some movie. I have included the templates that I have used. You are welcome to email me (right column of my blog), include it in the your comment, or message me in FB, if you would like a copy of the house templates. If you include it in your comment, plz give me a place to send it. Thanks!
Here are the 4 stencils that are in the "Marked" series. Here is what they look like out of the package and used with a lot of ♥
They are great abstract, texture, and background stencils. Their broad design works well on paper and with fabric. If you read to the end of this blogpost, you will find out how you can win your own, clean set of this fab stencils!
My first project was to give my first house a friend. I did some more printing on the Gelli plate. Yet, at the same time, I didn't want the tall house to have an exact twin, so I made the second house a different size.
Not all of the sides of the smaller house were done with printing. Some of the sides were done with Marked stencils + Pebeo iridescent paint mixed with gel medium to give it a little more texture.
Second project was something that is I always like to do since I love texture! This is where I took a large sheet of watercolor paper and just randomly laid the stencils down in different places. I used a palette knife to apply the paint/gel medium mixture to the watercolor paper. If you want, you can apply a foundation color first, otherwise, you have to make sure the stenciled paint is completely dry before you can apply any other color to it. Once the stencil mixture was dried, I applied a background color and different metallic/iridescent colors to the texured stenciled ridges to create contrast.
The edging was done with Tim Holtz's Distress Ink Pads. Black, then Vintage Photo, then Red Brick for that burnt look without actually having to burn any edges at all. Ribbon is sari ribbon from Leilani Arts.
Third project was a ton of fun using some extra fabric that I had left-over from doing demos from the Quilt Show. I love to tear and sew, tear and sew. Quite a long time ago, I bought these spools from someone at a show and have been using them here and there for different projects. They come in different sizes. I made sure the widths of the fabric were smaller than the ends of the spool. I sewed together the different bits of printed fabric. I also sewed the edged lengths to make sure they would not fray down the line. I also sewed the open end a bit turned over to make rolling open the fabric easier.
Here are some of my process pictures:
Basic Supplies that I used:
Now for the part that you've been waiting patiently reading through to get to. Just comment below and you will get a chance to win your own set of Lynn K's "Marked" series Articellar set of 4 stencils (similar to the stencils you see above, except they will be new and clean!). You have until July 6th to visit each of the blog hop artists and comment for your chance to win!
June 28 - Lisa Cousineau
June 29 - Melanie Testa
June 30 - Lisa Chin
July 1 - Jen Osborn
July 2 - Belinda Spiwak
July 3 - Kristin LaFlamme
July 4 - Ingrid Dijkers
July 5 - Guadalupe Cabal
July 6 - Lynn Krawczyk
If you are Pinterest fan, you can click on the link: Marked Stencil Series
Thanks so much for taking an interest in my artwork and stencils, reading my blog, and commenting on the stencils ♥