The third class that I took while attending the Sali Convention in Charleston, SC was also with Helen Morris. This class explored some unconventional stencils and stencil techniques. We made a lot of fabulous samples on heavy duty wallpaper liner and Roc Lon. Roc Lon is a great fabric to work with because it can be cut with scissors and does not fray, so no need to hem. Later in this post, you will see a floor cloth I did using Roc-Lon.
These samples show the use of a "Silhouette Stencil". The one on the left is mine… and done incorrectly! The one on the right is Helen’s, done correctly. When using a Silhouette Stencil, the 2nd overlay brings in the background color and really creates the design. Now just to show you that when it really counts, I actually CAN do the design correctly, I will post the Alium design I did for that recent Commercial Job.
This Alium design is a great example of one of the Stencil Library’s Silhouette Stencils. It is a 3 part/overlay stencil. The 2nd overlay is done using the dark brown wall color you see here and that magically forms the design!
I also made a very fun floor cloth in this class with Helen. The design is from one, giant stencil.
The design was done on a square piece of Roc-Lon and then cut out around the flower edges. I am going to add a little color to this design and you will see it appearing at a later date when I reveal my latest home improvement project… a little bathroom makeover.
If you would like to read more about Helen’s classes and her Charleston experiences, click here.