I love notebooks and journals and the books from Resketch are wonderful. Not only are they cute but Resketch uses recycled paper in their books which makes them even better. I decided to make my little book a quote book. I also wanted to add some art and color to it so I pulled out my StencilGirl stencils and a few other supplies..Read More
Welcome to the StencilGirl and Etchall blog hop! I am so excited you found your way here, and I hope you are enjoying all the wonderful projects that you can create with these two amazing companies! So let's go fishing! No not that kind of fishing. Just the I have the munchies kinda gold fish snack fishing. And that's where this little project started...I was hungry, eating gold fish, looking at stencils, and well... it turned into today's project. LOLRead More
The start of the new year is always a time to try to get organized. Notice I said try! I'm still trying. My organization tends to fall off the rails when I get distracted by making things cute. In my attempt to organize my office space I ended up at Ikea buying a new cabinet. That led me to doing a mini makeover to the cabinet with some personalized knobs. It was super simple using art supplies I had on hand and I love how they turned out. Definitely reflects my quirky imperfect style!Read More
Welcome to the Blog Hop with StencilGirl and Imagine Crafts! I am so excited you are here and I hope you enjoy creating these cute tags along with me. Be sure and read all the way to the end of the post for links to more fun projects and details on the how to enter the Giveaway.
See the video tutorial.Read More
This month StencilGirl Products is collaborating with Canvas Corp Brands to show you unique ways to use StencilGirl stencils with a variety of Canvas Corp Brands surfaces and Tattered Angels Paint Kits!
Be sure to check out the details at the end of this post on how you can win a wonderful prize package worth over $50 in goodies from StencilGirl Products and Canvas Corp Brands!Read More
The Holiday season is here and I can't believe it is almost 2017! I think it's true what they say... "time flies when you get older". This year has definitely flown by so I'm looking ahead to the new year with creative anticipation. My goal is to make more time for my art in 2017. More time to just play and explore!Read More
I wish I could wear flowers in my hair, don't you? Hop on over to StencilGirl for Creative Team Tuesday today. I can't wait to show you how to create this fun and playful art journal page using two stencils.
I hope you have fun playing with stencils!
It is a little hard to think about Christmas when it's almost 100 degrees outside, but the Holidays will be here before you know it. So why not stay out of the heat and have fun making some Christmas crafts.
I am a bit of a vintage and thrift store junkie, and I love combining old and new in my decorating and my art. Today I'm going to show you how to make this charming vintage style Christmas Tree wall decor. When I go thrift store shopping I have a few things that I always look for. One of those being vintage embroidery hoops. There is just something heartwarming and comforting about these simple little wooden hoops that just makes me smile. I think the memories of my grandmother and I working on stitching projects together has something to do with the attachment.
For this project I decided to use this awesome oval embroidery hoop that I had in my stash of hoops. Embroidery hoops make great frames that you can change out for the seasons. This is a simple and quick project that will add handmade charm to your Christmas decor.
Let's get started!
- Embroidery Hoop - Can be vintage or new. Make sure it's big enough for your stencil design.
- Fabric for the background (I used vintage fabric) - Size: Big enough to fit in your hoop
- Canvas or duck cloth fabric
- Antennas 6" Stencil by StencilGirl
- Broken Circles 6" Stencil by StencilGirl
- Fabrico Marker Set in Gemstones from Imagine Crafts
- All-Purpose Ink in White from Imagine Crafts
- Paint brush
- Embroidery thread to match your project
- Embroidery needle
- Seed beads to match your project
- Pen or pencil
- Glue Stick
- Masking tape or all purpose glue
Step 1: Cut the background fabric to be about 1.5"- 2" larger than your hoop. You can leave it square for now. We will trim it at the end.
Step 2: Trace the inside of the hoop onto the canvas fabric with a pen or pencil.
Step 3: Draw hash marks 1"-2" inside the circle or oval that you just traced to form a smaller circle or oval. This is going to be the smaller piece of canvas fabric that you will do your stencil art on. I measured in 2" because I wanted 2" of the vintage fabric to show. You can adjust your measurements to your liking.
Step 4: Cut along the hash marks.
Step 5: Using the Green Apple Marker from the Gemstone Set and the Antennas Stencil color in the "trunk" and "limbs". Leave off the top ones as shown.Step 6: Color in the "ornaments" with the Cherry Pink Marker from the Gemstone Set. Skip the top branch but color in the very top one.
Step 7: Your tree should look like this.
Step 9: Your tree should look like this.
Step 10: Add details around every other "ornament" with the Cherry Pink Marker.
The canvas piece is all finished. Let's move to the next steps.
Step 15: Center your canvas piece in the middle of the hoop. Tack down to background fabric with a glue stick to hold in place.
Step 16: Thread an embroidery needle with embroidery floss to match your project.
Step 17: Straight stitch around the edge of the canvas piece. Add a seed bead to every other stitch. The stitches don't have to perfect. We are going for a handmade vintage look which mean "perfectly imperfect".
Step 18: Add a seed bead to the top of the tree .
Step 19: Insert the finished fabric piece into the hoop and adjust the tightness. Trim the fabric around the hoop leaving enough to fold over the edge.
Step 20: Fold over the edge of the fabric to the inside of the hoop. If you want to be able to switch the fabric piece out for different seasons then you can just tape the fabric edges to the hoop. Not pretty but it works and it won't show. If you want the fabric to be a permanent piece in the hoop you can use craft glue to adhere the fabric to the hoop.
And now you are all done and ready to hang it up for Holidays.
Thanks so much for stopping by on the hop! I hope you enjoyed this little vintage style Christmas project. Be sure and visit all the blogs in the hop for a chance to win $100! All the details are below.
What would a Blog Hop be without a GIVEAWAY??!!!
Take your time and visit each blog showcased July 9, 16, & 23 and leave your comments.
Blog Hop Order
StencilGirl Talk Janet Joehlin
Cindy Gilstrap - YOU ARE HERE
Martha Lucia Gomez
StencilGirl Talk Gwen Lafleur
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN! One comment per blog please.
You will have until Saturday, July 30th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.
The winner will be notified by email and announced on StencilGirl's Facebook page on Sunday, July 31st.
Happy Hopping & Creating!