Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Results of Positive/Negative Stenciling

Sue created her positive/negative stencil from actual oak leaves and they provide the focal point of this art piece. Her strip piecing, beading and machine quilting add a great deal of detail and interest.

Susan separated her positive/negative circles to form strips within a scrappy pieced unit. She has named this art piece "Hugs and Kisses" because of the combination of O's created with Paintstiks and X's created with the machine stitching.

Jamie designed a positive/negative stencil and painted a piece of fabric which was then cut up and used as the skin of the Winter Squash. Thread painting blends the prints and adds texture to the squash. Watercolor pencils were used to give dimension.

Sue Anne has created a beautiful fall scene and has used a number of techniques to color her fabrics. The blue background is her positive/negative stencil. In order to create a subtle background, several areas were left unpainted. The side border leaves have been printed and stamped. The dimensional leaves were cut from a commercial fabric, lined and sewn with invisible thread which puckered slightly when steamed.

1 comment:

Shelly said...

Oh my goodness. These are gorgeous examples of positive/negative stenciling. You all are good!

Love the pumpkin -- I had to look twice to figure out how you used the stencils on that one.

And using the stenciled fabric as a background is fabulous. The design is there, but it's not the focus of the piece.

Great work ladies! This is a wonderful lesson for your TARTs.

Shelly Stokes, author
Design Magic for Paintstik on Fabric