I have been really enjoying making stencils, and I think I am improving my technique. I made several shirts for the Fill a Box Canadian Style swap, and then went on from there to make another shirt (and more planned) and a bunch of stencilled totes. Christmas is going to be tight on the budget this year, and these totes will help fit the bill.
Here are the shirts. I just did this koi one. I did it a bit off to the side to see if I would like it that way. I wish I put it a bit lower and more to the side, but I am still happy how it turned out. You can't see in the pics, but I used some gold fabric paint to highlight some of the scales and fins. I think my youngest neice will like this one.
Here are the shirts I did for the swap:
Front of a crayon shirt
Back of the crayon shirt with an old song for Crayolas (not realising when I did this that I was dating myself - seriously, no one remembers this jingle???)
A tree frog shirt - loved this one. If I was skinnier and could wear this shirt, it would never have been mailed! The frogs have a bit of glitter to them, and go up one side, on one sleeve, and one frog is goind down the back, over the shoulder. Sneaky little frogs
An Edmonton Oilers shirt
And a dump truck shirt for a toddler boy
Here are the totes I did. I did three floral ones before, and this week, I tried a few other images:
First off, a small stand of bamboos - I used a bit of copper on the trunks
A birdie on a limb
My favourite - Badass Samurai Hello Kitty (Kitty with a Kill Bill Vibe) - I am tempted to keep her!
and the Buddy Christ from Dogma