I’m so excited I had the opportunity to try out these great new stencils. Stencil1 Stencils are street art – inspired designs created by Ed Roth. The sets include a background pattern, silhouette and detail design which make it easy to achieve Ed’s layering technique. Larger 12×12 formats are perfect for walls, floors and furniture. The 6×6 designs are great for adding accents to your projects. Each stencil is made from durable, reusable mylar that is easy to clean with soap and water.
I got to try the star pattern. I wanted to spice up some basic tea towels just in time for Mother’s Day. I purchased the cotton tea towel for cheap. It was plain and boring, so I decided to use my stencil to make a boarder along the one edge.
I used one of my favorite products, Plaid Textile Medium to mix with any color of Plaid Acrylic paints to make them a washable fabric paint. Follow the directions on the bottle of Textile Medium to mix the paint.
Place a piece of wax paper down to protect your work surface. Next tape the stencil in place and use a brush to apply the paint to the towel. I tap the paint on to the stencil using a sponge brush, but you could use a flat ended bristle brush. Peel the stencil off and let the section dry completely. (If you are impatient, like I am you can use a hair dryer to dry the paint faster.)
To do the next section of the pattern, line up the stencil to the already painted part and tape it down. Repeat the painting and drying process until you have completed the row.
One last thing before the project is finished, I like to heat set the fabric paint by using an iron. Place a piece of wax paper on your ironing board, then the painted fabric item, then cover that with a clean white piece of fabric and press with an iron. This helps set the paint.
The towel is complete and ready to be gifted! (or kept for yourself because it’s so awesome and you just fell in love with it!!! )
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Blue Print Social for Ed Roth Stencil1 Stencils and FolkArt Multi-Surface Paint by Plaid Crafts. As always, opinions are 100% mine.
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