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1  My heart in my hand-- in Stenciling: Completed Projects by brenna on: November 24, 2007 12:26:37 AM
I'm seriously tired of intolerance. And people who are very close to me believing that certain people don't deserve the rights of others. So, from a quiet, republican, straight, christian girl, here's what's on my heart--

wearing it


the back

zoom Smiley

All credit goes to https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=27134.0
for the inspiration and the stencils-- this girl deserves some props.

Anyway, there's today's statement. Decided to share it Smiley
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2  I DON'T WANT TO GIVE IT UP! (Swap spoiler-- mrs.benjimadden, stay away!) in Stenciling: Completed Projects by brenna on: July 01, 2007 12:21:54 PM
I made this for the decorated tee-shirt swap. mrs.benjimadden said fight club was her favorite movie, so I made her this shirt.

I'm gonna have to make another one for myself. The heart is hand sewed and everything else is stenciled/painted. Opinions?
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3  favorite thing yet-- hot air balloon tote in Stenciling: Completed Projects by brenna on: May 25, 2007 10:10:26 PM
This is my favorite thing I've made by far. No one at school believes that I did it myself. I love how the hot air balloon looks faded and vintage because of the splattering technique.

close up


I love this bag! What do you think?
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4  i wear my hearts on my tree. in Stenciling: Completed Projects by brenna on: May 17, 2007 08:34:06 PM
Saw something like this about six months ago and finally decided to make my own version (with a little help from Stencilry, of course). Unfortunately, I ran out of freezer paper when I began this endeavor, so most of my lines are a little messier than I'd like them to be. Anyway.

I really like the silver/turquiose combo. What do you think? Also, I'm thinking of adding some sort of phrase/quote on the back. Any ideas?
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5  Death wears a cute bow. in Stenciling: Completed Projects by brenna on: August 23, 2006 08:01:06 PM
Okay, this is really simple, but I'm relatively new to stenciling and trying to get used to it :-) It was inspired by this shirt: http://www.glarkware.com/securestore/c181846p16284892.2.html

(I love all their stuff. It amuses me to no end.) But I liked the title of the shirt so much I couldn't stand to buy the shirt without the phrase "death wears a cute bow."

So, what did I do... STENCIL!

MY shirt with my stencil face.

Closeup. I really like how it turned out, kind of textured and cracked, that was how I wanted it.

So, irony of ironies, I was getting ready to take a picture of my favorite part (and the whole reason I made the shirt in the first place) and my camera crapped out. But on the lower back, it says, in the same pink as the bow, "death wears a cute bow."

Anyway, I like it. Do you?
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6  Mystical much? in Stenciling: Completed Projects by brenna on: July 06, 2006 02:14:11 PM
My new shirt... my mom wanted me to make something "mystical and magical," so I made this.

Me with my classic "stencil face" and the biggest hair since 1970.

Close up of the unicorn... I totally messed up when I was cutting it, but whatever.

Just to show an idea of the back... It says "Unicorns don't care if you believe in them anymore than you care if they believe in you."

Whatcha think?
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7  Re: my first stencil-- kissy shirt in Stenciling: Completed Projects by brenna on: June 27, 2006 05:12:30 PM
The stencil is from Stencilry, I changed it a little bit, though. Here it is:

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8  Re: Looking for a great anniversary stencil. in Stenciling: Discussion and Questions by brenna on: June 27, 2006 05:11:07 PM
I got both of these from Stencilry under People. (In case you've never used Stencilry before, it's
What about

for the front, and then

for the back? Stencilry has a lot of other cool stencils, so you should check there. Hope I helped!
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9  my first stencil-- kissy shirt in Stenciling: Completed Projects by brenna on: June 19, 2006 04:13:44 PM
This is the absolute first thing I've ever made in my entire life. The Scrabble letters were seriously the first time I've ever sewn anything. It's not fabulous, but I'm proud of my first attempt.

the front of the shirt

closeup of the stencil

the back of the shirt (please excuse the bra showing through)

closeup of the scrabble letters

Anyway, that's my shirt! What do you think?
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