I started with a stencil from their "steampunk" series. I think this series is particularly great for layering. I'll have to go back and add more paint!
Then I tried the Japanese geometric weave in red, orange and yellow on a pale peach fabric.
I dabbed paint through the stencil on the fabric in the foreground, then flipped the stencil over and pressed it onto the fabric in the background. This stencil (and others) could be lined up to create a regular repeating patterns. I liked it a little off-kilter.
Here are both pieces hanging to dry. Two very different effects from just one stencil -- and not wasting any paint. Pretty cool.
Luckily I remembered to have a little tray filled with water on my table. When I was done with a stencil, I just slid it into the water. This made for easy clean up.
It was easy to match up the stencil and create an entire arch of the design. I pressed excess paint onto the fabric at the right.
I have something in mind for this piece... I think I'll add some silver foiled motifs. Of course, it could be weeks (or even years) before I have a finished piece. But the beginnings of inspiration of certainly here. Plus, I will certainly return to these stencils again for some upcoming projects.