Stenciling

Learn to decorate your home with a personal touch by using the techniques of stenciling. Be inspired to create your own unique stencils. Or, use standard stencils to decorate walls, furniture, and table linens. Make stenciling fun with these titles from our digital collections.

Review provided by Hoopla
With 20 clever step-by-step projects and a stunning gallery of inspirational stencil designs from leading artists, Playing With Stencils will leave you ready to stencil just about anything. You will design floor tiles stencils inspired by German paper-cutting, you will stencil furniture, shower curtains, a floor cloth, planters, a wall canvas, wallpaper, and even a cake. You will make paper dolls with clothing, stencil beautiful "lace" stationery, stencil custom yardage to use for simple upholstery projects or pillows, make a concert poster, and even stencil a faux rag rug! Stencil art has been around for years, often used for home decorating and for simple crafts, but has gained current interest and cache due it's guerilla use as street art (often making a political statement), and has become a worldwide subculture. Stencil graffiti has given stencil art a new sheen of coolness. This book will show you how to incorporate that look into your work, your accessories, and your home. You'll become inspired to use stencils in your journaling, in collage, on fabric, on totes, and in art pieces designed to be hung on walls-and you will know how to create fantastic custom designs.

Review provided by OverDrive
Sensational sewing projects demand fabulous fabrics! Fiber artist Cheryl Rezendes shows you how to create an astonishing array of surface designs, simply and safely, using textile paints and printing ink. She covers a wide variety of techniques: stamping, ancient Japanese Shibori, silkscreen, soy wax and flour resist, image transfer, marbling, nature printing, foils and metal leaf, and more. Step-by-step photographs illustrate every technique, and Rezendes includes innovative suggestions on how to combine and layer techniques for stunningly original results.

Review provided by Hoopla
The art and craft world is in love with the versatility, creativity and endless possibilities stencils provide. And right here is your all-access pass to learn how to create and use all types of stencils--from carefully cut Mylar to lace, leaves and other found objects. Using original, and even pre-made designs, you can create unique pillowcases, tote bags, business cards, portraits and more.Create your own stencils from scratch:14 stunning step-by-step demonstrationsùfrom Day of the Dead messenger bags, to faux stone tile floor cloths, to full landscape paintingsExciting new products, techniques and special effectsExpert tips--from which fabric paints to use for best results, to how to achieve crisp impressions with even the most delicate stencils Whether your style is sophisticated or funky--whether you're a beginner or a seasoned artist looking to build your skills and expand your toolkit--you can make your mark and make your world gorgeous!

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Comprehensive guide for decorating most flat surfaces. Covers preparing stencil paper, transferring designs, use of paints and brushes, more. 220 illustrations, including many stencil patterns for lovely florals, decorative alphabets, and charming figures.

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