Saturday, October 13, 2012

Canberra Brown Owls: Spring means Stencilling!

It's stencil time again!

Come Spring we love to roll out the freezer paper stencilling. It’s always one of our most popular meets!

 Image from here

You'll need to bring:
  • a photocopy/printout of a design you want to stencil,
  • something you want to stencil on to (t-shirt, tea towel, fabric),
  • a pencil for tracing the design on to the freezer paper,
  • an exacto or paper cutting knife (and a cutting mat if you have one), and
  • a plastic lid or some kind of paint palette
For the princely sum of $3 we can provide you with a 50cm length of freezer paper, and access to fabric medium, paint (black, white, red, blue and yellow) and brushes. If you're a quilter you may already have access to your own freezer paper, or you can bring your own paints. You can buy a piece of freezer paper for $1, or some fabric medium (turns regular paint into fabric paint) for $1. Let us know if the comments if you want a 'package' or just freezer paper.

Here are some great places to start looking for a stencil or for a bit of information about the process. Best to try something simple to start with.

And try using the image function to search Google for possible stencil images too. And don’t forget Pinterest – a great source of inspiration!

Look forward to seeing you there - Sunday 21 October at 1.30 pm at the Downer Community Centre. Leave your RSVP or any questions in the comments, and let us know if you need supplies. Don't forget - $5 for the room hire and a plate of something yummy to share if you're so inclined!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'll be there. I'd like the $3 package thanks.