Thursday, January 26, 2012

Tiny Details

Here' a little peek at part of that large project I mentioned in the past post. I decided I needed to add stones to the bottom part of the quilt. I love stones...

 I used them in this small quilt, Here He Stayed.

Also in this detail from Construction: Concrete and Stone.
I wanted my stones to have some interesting pattern. I chose this stencil from MaryBeth Shaw, Stencil Girl! It's called damask.
This step also allowed me to tie in some colors from the rest of the quilt -- I needed more of that rusty orange and more blue. Here you can see I've sponged some of the stencil, then I flipped it over and brayered across it to create a second negative print.
See the positive and the negative? I knew I would be cutting up the fabric into much smaller shapes, so I didn't need a full clean image from the whole stencil.
Three little pebbles to start!
Check out the amazing selection of patterns at StencilGirl Products. Really, there are so many possibilities. I think this tiny bit of pattern really adds an interesting bit of detail to my stones.

7 comments:

Didi said...

Love how you used the strncil on the rocks/pebbles!

Sequana said...

When I first looked at the examples, I thot you were using stone fabric....but then I see that you crated your own stones. Lots more control there, huh?

Thx for the tip on the stencil site.

MB Shaw said...

Nice!!! I love how you have used the stencils.

Kristin L said...

Aren't you clever inking your stencil like that! I don't use stencils much, but i need to remember that trick! Beautiful pebbles BTW. :-)

Natalya Aikens said...

very clever! love the pebbles...

michelle ward said...

Deborah, I came here by way of a link on facebook from Mary Beth...love your work! Clever monoprinting with the damask. Very nice!!

Vivien Zepf said...

I never thought to do something like this; great idea.