This weekend apart from finishing off our new kitchen and unpacking a mountain of boxed up kitchen stuff I snuck in some fabric stenciling using the SU Doily Sizzlit & Alphabet Dies. Take a look at these super cool Doily Monogrammed Gift Bags.
After seeing this post over on Under the Sycamore I knew that I just had to give it a go.
So to start with I used a SU Doily Sizzlit Die cutout made from the backing card you get in your DSP packs. This makes the stencil nice and sturdy. I also chose some letters from the SU Alphabet Die in its negative form. See the picture below of what I mean.
The circle cutout in the first picture is to cover the centre of the doily to avoid paint getting into this area. To get the paint in the intricate cutouts of the doily I used a size 0 Stipple brush ($2 from Riot Craft). And the paint I used was fabric paint I picked up at a local garage sale for $2 a pot. Bargain!
The first thing you want to do is place three quarters of the doily along the bottom right hand side of the gift bag you are using and make sure that you cover the centre of the doily with the circle punch out (I used the second largest circle from my Circles #2 Die) Collect enough paint onto the tip of your brush and just dab up and down until the cutout is covered in paint.
Once you’ve finished going around the perimetre of the doily cutout remove the die immediately and place the Letter negative directly into the centre of the circle. If it helps place a small glue dot under the cutout to keep it in place and nice and flat on the surface of the fabric. Cover with paint as before.
Oh and before I forget, before you start to put paint to fabric ensure that you have inserted a piece of cardboard into the bag to keep the paint from leaking through to the other side.
So these were so much fun that I decided to make some red ones as well.
So it looks like that nearly everyone is getting Monogrammed Gift Bags filled with something nice in them this Christmas!
Well I hope you like this little project. Thanks for popping by. Be sure to come visit again soon.
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