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Friday, September 17, 2010

Playing with Shiva Paintsticks

Armed with ideas from Cedar Canyon Textiles and some Shiva Paintsticks, I did some experiments. I doodled a shape and then carefully cut it out of freezer paper. I kept both the cut piece and the piece with the hole in it. The picture above shows the freezer paper ironed on for the second half of the design. Each stencil piece is about 4 inches square. Although it looks like one large piece of paper, it is two squares with the design flipped over on the second one.

This one was made with the cut out pieces ironed on.

This is the finished one from the squares shown in the first picture.

These are stencils that I got at a pottery supply store, colored over with paintsticks. The bottom one is (badly) painted with fabric paint. I need a much smaller brush for such a delicate design. They are about 2 inches by 6 inches.
I don't know what they will be used for but it's certainly fun playing with them.


Judy said...

I have tried and tried with those paintsticks and don't seem to ever achieve what I'm hoping for! You are doing a much better job!


Vicki W said...

I've done a few Shiva projects and really need to do more! Those are very cool.

Darcie said...

Very cool. Way to bring out the good ole freezer paper! And it looks like those pottery stencils are going to be pretty fun, too.