I’m a big fan of Ed Roth–and not just because he’s one of the featured designers whose story’s included in my upcoming book, Craft Corps (which incidentally, is now available for pre-order in my shop). His stencils are modern, sleek and often, have a sense of humor about them. I like them so much, I used many from his first book (Stencil 101) to decorate bibs with at my baby shower !
- Lay stencil down on fabric; mark registration points at the given triangles (this will ensure an even pattern repeat.)
- Squirt paint onto foil piece–I mixed two colors, black & white, to get the shade of grey I wanted.
- Lightly paint (either brushing or pouncing) over stencil. Too much paint on the brush will cause bleeding under the stencil. Ed’s Tip: “Remember, stenciling is a “dry” brush technique.”
- Move stencil to next blank area on fabric, using registration marks as a guide. Repeat last step as many times as necessary to cover fabric.
- Do an internet search for the type of image you want to place on top of the patterned background. In this case, I chose a mushroom from Super Mario Bros.
- Using the web image as a general guide, sketch onto fabric
- Using fabric markers, outline image. Fill in desired areas with fabric paint. The result: a perfect picture for my littler gamer!