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« on: March 20, 2012 08:03:14 PM »

So now that my partner Teamama's received her package from our Grimm Swap, I can start posting projects!  I designed this drawing of Little Red venturing into the woods, before she ventures off the path.

After I drew out the image and started cutting, I realized that there were a lot of areas of floating negative space that I would have to iron down independently... I considered changing the design, but I liked it too much, so I just did it anyway.  It worked out!  Still, I won't be doing that again.

The stencil was done with freezer paper.  Because the bag has about ten folds in all the sides and corners, it was difficult to get a really good seal in there, so the lines aren't quite as crisp as I wanted.  But I'm still happy with how it came out.

   

If you look really closely, you can see the wolf's eyes and nose hidden in the bushes at the end of the path.

My partner's kids have co-opted the bag as a library book bag, which I think is just adorable, and a perfect use for the bag.
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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2012 08:12:13 PM »

Amazing! A lot of careful cutting and ironing sure went into that. I like the lines how they are: It gives it a nice woodsy look to me. Really nice image design too!
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« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2012 08:23:44 PM »

It's a wonderful bag - and I think the few places where you might not have gotten the seal you wanted with the freezer paper work out just fine - gives it a bit more of an organic feel around the edges. Love it.

And you know - I didn't notice the wolf's eyes and nose until JUST NOW when you pointed it out... I had to sneak into the kids' room to look at it again!

Thanks so much sirael! It's a wonderful bag, and you are a great swap partner!

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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2012 08:37:58 PM »

Wonderful!  This is art on a tote!  The design is fantastic just the way it is.  I can see that wolf - rather sinister, lying in wait.  So thrilling.  You did a great job on this - you should be proud for sure!   Smiley  I admire your stenciling skills.
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« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2012 11:16:36 PM »

Wow!  Tht looks really, really great!  Well done!!
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« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2012 07:12:22 AM »

I love this bag!  Pinning it!
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« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2012 07:42:34 AM »

Thank you, guys!  That's really kind!  Cheesy

Tea - Haha, sorry, I should have pointed that out in the note!  It's fitting, though; I wanted the wolf to be subtle enough to cruise under the radar.
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« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2012 08:07:54 AM »

I love this! The design reminds me of a paper cutting. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2012 09:54:53 AM »

fiddlegirl8 up there gave me a red alert on this bag Cheesy

that is AWESOME!
I couldnt even think about doing a project like this--the patience was NEVER there!
Is that ONE piece of stencil? And do you use like glue stick to keep it down there?

A real wonderful piece of work!
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« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2012 10:02:46 AM »

Whoa!! This is so amazing!! The details are fantastic.
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« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2012 05:24:36 PM »

that is AWESOME!
I couldnt even think about doing a project like this--the patience was NEVER there!
Is that ONE piece of stencil? And do you use like glue stick to keep it down there?

Thank you!  Goodness, no, that is not one stencil piece (I wish it was, it would have made my life easier.)  It's actually an even 20 pieces.  There's one piece that comprises the main square, the white sky, and the white grassy area to her right.  Then the entire woods on the left and the left-sided grassy area are all floating pieces, which I had to tack down separately.  Poor planning, but I was too devoted to the image to change it.

And no, it wasn't glue stick, though that's a good guess!  I use the freezer paper method, which means that I draw my image out on a piece of paper, tape it down on a cutting surface over a piece of freezer paper (you can find it in a grocery store with the Reynolds wrap, one side is paper and the other is wax paper,) and exacto knife cutout my image.  Then the wax paper side gets put face-down on the fabric and it gets ironed on.  The wax seals it temporarily to the fabric, making the stencil.  You can peel it off when it's all painted.  Smiley  Hope that helps!
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« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2012 01:56:39 PM »

The bag looks fantastic!  Great job!  I love the image.

Did you try opening the bag up to iron?  Depending on the size, I sometimes open the shirt or bag up and put it over the end of the ironing board, or some other surface that can fit inside (like a piece of cardboard), to iron the paper on, to avoid some of those folds and bunches, and get a more flat surface for good adhesion.
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« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2012 07:13:20 PM »

Great stencil! Looks like it took a lot of time and attention to detail when cutting that out!
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« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2012 12:06:23 PM »

This is amazing!
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« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2012 03:25:22 PM »

simple and lovely. i like the lines just the way they are. well done!
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