Friday, February 17, 2017

StencilGirl and C&T Publishing Blog Hop

Hi...

Happy Friday!

Today, StencilGirl and Kraft-Tex and hopping and I hope you will join us.  


Before I show you my project(s), I have to tell you a little secret.  When I first received my roll of white Kraft-Tex I wasn't quite sure what to make.  I had never used Kraft-Tex before and wasn't sure if I wanted to use it as fabric or paper or both.   

As I started adding stencils and paint, I couldn't stop.  I didn't create just one project for today.  I created FOUR!  Yup, you read that right....FOUR!  Moral of the story??? You need Kraft-Tex in your creative life.  This stuff is amazing, versatile, and super fun to create with.  I hope to use it in future projects, so be on the look out.

Let's start with the first project I created.  I saw this video on Facebook a few months back and had been wanting to make my own zippered pouch for awhile.  Because Kraft-Tex is paper that acts like fabric, I thought it was the perfect time to try it out.


Using the video tutorial as a guide, I cut pieces of Kraft-Tex to size, then added spray mist to using the Eastern Leaf, Lotus, and Flower Repeat stencil.  I used both positive and negative 'prints' for variety.  For more interest, I added embossing with several stamps in black and white.


I've been obsessed with using uncommon words in my art journal pages, so why not use one on my pouch?  I hand-stitched the word 'chiliad' to the front of the pouch in a simple font.

Using the video as a guide, I constructed the pouch using my stenciled Kraft-Tex pieces.  Here's a peek at the inside.

  
 Special Note:  Since Kraft-Tex is somewhat stiff, it was difficult to 'turn' the pouch right side out. A corner ripped in the process, but I continued, being gentle as I turned the rest of the pouch.

I had original intentions of making two pouches, but because of the difficulty in turning the pouch right side out, I opted to make a small journal in coordinating 'fabric'.  


 The inside of my journal is white muslin 'sheets' so it would be perfect for painting, drawing, and hand-stitching.  The word chosen for my journal is 'vagary'.  The journal is assembled with a basic machine stitch.  Super strong and functional.


 Now that I finished two projects, I wanted to create more.  Using another piece of Kraft-Tex, I rust-dyed the piece, using various shaped rusty objects.  (there are many videos that show how to rust dye fabric/paper with just a basic search)

Once the rusted Kraft-Tex piece was dry, I added stenciling to various small sections using PanPastels.  PanPastels work beautifully with Kraft-Tex and stencils.  




  I set the PanPastel with final fixative, then hand-stitched over the shape with embroidery thread.  It adds the perfect texture and pop of color.

I used the other sections to create a mini-book, using the same PanPastel/Stencil process, adding doodles and machine stitching to each square for more interest and texture.

 
 

 
 


 I really love how the Kraft-Tex 'grabs' the PanPastel.  The colors are so vibrant and bright.

Stencils Used
Grindstones B Mini
Under the Sun
Urban Insiders Square
Hawk of the Mountain
Decorative 6 Petal
Urban Insiders Tag

Whew...I'm so glad you stuck with me.  Still looking for more inspiration?



GIVEAWAY

One lucky winner will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to StencilGirl Products

AND a $25 Gift Certificate for C&T Publishing!!

Visit the fabulous designers from both teams and comment for your chance to win!
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
(One comment per blog please.)

You can find all the bloggers here!


You have until Saturday, February 18th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.
Winner will be announced on
StencilGirl's Facebook page and C&T Publishing’s Blog on Sunday, February 19.
 


Thank you for taking the time to stop by!  Have a great day!

61 comments:

Carol Baxter said...

You make such awesomely wonderfully thought out piece, Tina. Fabulous job!

GranChris said...

So much great creativity. Thank-you.

Beverley said...

Wonderful projects, particularly like the mini book. Really must try out the Kraft Tex I have.

Melody said...

This is really interesting. I like the colors.

Seth said...

You are so creative Tina. And your use of the Kraft Tex really compels me to want to get some!

Chaffinch said...

What a great "little" journal!

Michele T said...

You have incredibly creative ideas!!! There is no limit with what you can accomplish!!!

Anita said...

ur use of Kraft Tex and stencils - your enthusiasm is catchy!! Not just one project, but you were spurred on to create 4 of them - love it!!

Mary C. Nasser said...

You are such a brilliant artist, Tina! So innovative and creative and inspiring! This series of kraft-tex works is AMAZING! SO happy you are on the blog hop!!

Cindy Langston said...

I love all of your projects but your Pan Pastel work is especially gorgeous! I absolutely love the colors!

Theresa said...

great little book. some great ideas. thanks so much for sharing.

postalorphan said...

Love every piece, especially the one with the circles! Thanks for the inspiration!

Jean said...

Such wonderful and inspiring projects! LOVE the colors and designs!

Angie&Gary Short said...

You are so very creative! Love your projects. Good luck everyone! angielovesgary2 atgmaildotcom

Andrew Borloz said...

Wow! Very cool way to use my grindstone stencil!!

Beth Figiel said...

Love all things RUST! Mu favorite of your project was your art journal. Every page popped.
Thank you for sharing it all even the mistakes!!! We all are learning. THANKS!

Pamela said...

Thanks for your delightfully beautiful post! I love all the projects, and I have been thinking about making a zipper pouch with kraft-tex. I appreciate the advice about being careful in making the turn. Your stamping on that pouch is beautiful.

Tarnished Rose said...

Amazing comments. My favorite is the mini book.

Marilyn

Candy B said...

So fascinated how Kraft tex grabbed the pan pastel and then your hand stitching put the project over the top. Just fabulous! Thank you.

Dotti said...

Great projects...I will be making pouches and will now sew them up the outsides after the zipper is in and making that a part of the design!

Özge Başağaç said...

I especially loved the last project. The journal with pan pastels.I wonder what would happen if you dampened Kraftex, would it be more flexible to turn inside out? Or would it tear?

Janis said...

These projects look like so much fun! I adore the colors, stenciling, and the addition of the stamping on your pouch and journal cover. So fabulous!! How interesting to use muslim pages in the journal...such a cool idea!! Also, had never heard of rust dying....so intriguing!! Really love what you did. Thanks for sharing your journey and discoveries!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Beth in IL said...

The journal was just fabulous. And I loved how you added stitching...

Margaret said...

love the book

Allison CB said...

Loved your projects - instead of turning the pouch you might think about encasing the seam with ribbon or bias binding (jsut a thought!) loved the journal too!!! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

Mary Holshouser said...

Love all of the projects that you shared.
It will probably take a little practice to
learn how to turn pieces inside-out without
tearing corners - but it will be well worth
the time. the little album is darling.
thanks for sharing so many great ideas.

Catherine Lenoci said...

I love all your projects, makes me want to try out the Kraft Tex too!

Jan Krassner said...

Very nice projects.

Nikki in Niagara said...

The pan pastels look wonderful!

Janis Graham said...

Love the stencils and colors you used, and thanks for the tip about turning the Kraft-ex.

Rae Lynn said...

I love rust dyeing! Your projects are lovely!

Gayle E. said...

Love the idea of using PanPastels with the Kraft-Tex The colors are bright and beautiful!

Kathy E. said...

Kraft-Tex would be such fun to work with! I'd love to stencil on flowers and letters to make some notebook covers and maybe a grocery tote bag.

Denise Spillane said...

Wow Tina you were ambitious! Love all of your projects an the what Kraft Tex really shows off your designs. I must wt some!

Bibliofil said...

Pan-pastels and kraft-tex...what a great idea. Need to try!!!

EWian Eli Veronica Wian said...

The rust and pan pastel combination turned out really nice. Thanks for sharing.

EWian

Amy said...

All the projects are cool, but I especially love the colorful mini book! So fun!

Linda M said...

The mini book is a great idea, especially the fabric pages.

Pamela Levingston said...

I have a roll of Kraftex. I will just have to take it out and play. Great ideas were shared here. Thank you.

Lisa said...

Such great projects. Thanks for the heads up of difficulty turning the pocket inside out... i will avoid that option.

Gail Brule' said...

Love the ideas here! Can't wait to get over an injury so I can try!

Textile Recycler said...

LoL. Chilad is a great word!

Corie said...

These are seriously wonderful!!!

Mary Thoma said...

Your BOHO designs are right up my ally so organic and wonderful.

anna said...

Stunning work, Tina!! I want every colour of Kraft-tex now!

beenebag said...

Love the book! And thanks for sharing all the ins and outs of using Kraft Tex. I will definitely have to check it out.

Debbie Cooper said...

This was one of my favorite projects on the hop!

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome projects! Love that zippered pouch! I'd love to make something like that to carry jewelry in when I travel!

Claire said...

Wow! I love how you gave the Kraft-Tex personality!

ssandvik said...

Love your pan pastel/stencil book....it has inspired me to pull a few things out of my art drawer and get busy trying them ....like a pan pastel and a stencil! thanks for the great inspiration!!

Jeanne Beam said...

Wonderful ideas. Love the zippered pouch..

Jen said...

That pouch and that mini-book.... Stunning!

Squiddy said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun

Roz M. said...

Thanks for sharing your super-creative projects. Your zippered pouch is fab and I absolutely LOVE your stencilled and stitched mini-book - a little work of art!

kbo said...

Your painting on the kraft-tex are my favorite, it is good to know to take gentle time turning a lined Kraft-tex pouch. Thanks for your hints and techniques.

Rebecca Tweedle said...

The pan pastels with stitching is a great idea and looks beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Cathy said...

Really great ideas.

M. Austen said...

Very cool projects!!

Kathy S said...

Wow - so, so creative. Love the book - really special.

Living to work - working to live said...

Wow!!! The books really inspire!

Ruth said...

So many stunning and totally unique pages, love them all...inspirational! x

61 comments:

Carol Baxter said...

You make such awesomely wonderfully thought out piece, Tina. Fabulous job!

GranChris said...

So much great creativity. Thank-you.

Beverley said...

Wonderful projects, particularly like the mini book. Really must try out the Kraft Tex I have.

Melody said...

This is really interesting. I like the colors.

Seth said...

You are so creative Tina. And your use of the Kraft Tex really compels me to want to get some!

Chaffinch said...

What a great "little" journal!

Michele T said...

You have incredibly creative ideas!!! There is no limit with what you can accomplish!!!

Anita said...

ur use of Kraft Tex and stencils - your enthusiasm is catchy!! Not just one project, but you were spurred on to create 4 of them - love it!!

Mary C. Nasser said...

You are such a brilliant artist, Tina! So innovative and creative and inspiring! This series of kraft-tex works is AMAZING! SO happy you are on the blog hop!!

Cindy Langston said...

I love all of your projects but your Pan Pastel work is especially gorgeous! I absolutely love the colors!

Theresa said...

great little book. some great ideas. thanks so much for sharing.

postalorphan said...

Love every piece, especially the one with the circles! Thanks for the inspiration!

Jean said...

Such wonderful and inspiring projects! LOVE the colors and designs!

Angie&Gary Short said...

You are so very creative! Love your projects. Good luck everyone! angielovesgary2 atgmaildotcom

Andrew Borloz said...

Wow! Very cool way to use my grindstone stencil!!

Beth Figiel said...

Love all things RUST! Mu favorite of your project was your art journal. Every page popped.
Thank you for sharing it all even the mistakes!!! We all are learning. THANKS!

Pamela said...

Thanks for your delightfully beautiful post! I love all the projects, and I have been thinking about making a zipper pouch with kraft-tex. I appreciate the advice about being careful in making the turn. Your stamping on that pouch is beautiful.

Tarnished Rose said...

Amazing comments. My favorite is the mini book.

Marilyn

Candy B said...

So fascinated how Kraft tex grabbed the pan pastel and then your hand stitching put the project over the top. Just fabulous! Thank you.

Dotti said...

Great projects...I will be making pouches and will now sew them up the outsides after the zipper is in and making that a part of the design!

Özge Başağaç said...

I especially loved the last project. The journal with pan pastels.I wonder what would happen if you dampened Kraftex, would it be more flexible to turn inside out? Or would it tear?

Janis said...

These projects look like so much fun! I adore the colors, stenciling, and the addition of the stamping on your pouch and journal cover. So fabulous!! How interesting to use muslim pages in the journal...such a cool idea!! Also, had never heard of rust dying....so intriguing!! Really love what you did. Thanks for sharing your journey and discoveries!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Beth in IL said...

The journal was just fabulous. And I loved how you added stitching...

Margaret said...

love the book

Allison CB said...

Loved your projects - instead of turning the pouch you might think about encasing the seam with ribbon or bias binding (jsut a thought!) loved the journal too!!! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

Mary Holshouser said...

Love all of the projects that you shared.
It will probably take a little practice to
learn how to turn pieces inside-out without
tearing corners - but it will be well worth
the time. the little album is darling.
thanks for sharing so many great ideas.

Catherine Lenoci said...

I love all your projects, makes me want to try out the Kraft Tex too!

Jan Krassner said...

Very nice projects.

Nikki in Niagara said...

The pan pastels look wonderful!

Janis Graham said...

Love the stencils and colors you used, and thanks for the tip about turning the Kraft-ex.

Rae Lynn said...

I love rust dyeing! Your projects are lovely!

Gayle E. said...

Love the idea of using PanPastels with the Kraft-Tex The colors are bright and beautiful!

Kathy E. said...

Kraft-Tex would be such fun to work with! I'd love to stencil on flowers and letters to make some notebook covers and maybe a grocery tote bag.

Denise Spillane said...

Wow Tina you were ambitious! Love all of your projects an the what Kraft Tex really shows off your designs. I must wt some!

Bibliofil said...

Pan-pastels and kraft-tex...what a great idea. Need to try!!!

EWian Eli Veronica Wian said...

The rust and pan pastel combination turned out really nice. Thanks for sharing.

EWian

Amy said...

All the projects are cool, but I especially love the colorful mini book! So fun!

Linda M said...

The mini book is a great idea, especially the fabric pages.

Pamela Levingston said...

I have a roll of Kraftex. I will just have to take it out and play. Great ideas were shared here. Thank you.

Lisa said...

Such great projects. Thanks for the heads up of difficulty turning the pocket inside out... i will avoid that option.

Gail Brule' said...

Love the ideas here! Can't wait to get over an injury so I can try!

Textile Recycler said...

LoL. Chilad is a great word!

Corie said...

These are seriously wonderful!!!

Mary Thoma said...

Your BOHO designs are right up my ally so organic and wonderful.

anna said...

Stunning work, Tina!! I want every colour of Kraft-tex now!

beenebag said...

Love the book! And thanks for sharing all the ins and outs of using Kraft Tex. I will definitely have to check it out.

Debbie Cooper said...

This was one of my favorite projects on the hop!

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome projects! Love that zippered pouch! I'd love to make something like that to carry jewelry in when I travel!

Claire said...

Wow! I love how you gave the Kraft-Tex personality!

ssandvik said...

Love your pan pastel/stencil book....it has inspired me to pull a few things out of my art drawer and get busy trying them ....like a pan pastel and a stencil! thanks for the great inspiration!!

Jeanne Beam said...

Wonderful ideas. Love the zippered pouch..

Jen said...

That pouch and that mini-book.... Stunning!

Squiddy said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun

Roz M. said...

Thanks for sharing your super-creative projects. Your zippered pouch is fab and I absolutely LOVE your stencilled and stitched mini-book - a little work of art!

kbo said...

Your painting on the kraft-tex are my favorite, it is good to know to take gentle time turning a lined Kraft-tex pouch. Thanks for your hints and techniques.

Rebecca Tweedle said...

The pan pastels with stitching is a great idea and looks beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Cathy said...

Really great ideas.

M. Austen said...

Very cool projects!!

Kathy S said...

Wow - so, so creative. Love the book - really special.

Living to work - working to live said...

Wow!!! The books really inspire!

Ruth said...

So many stunning and totally unique pages, love them all...inspirational! x