So, I gave a talk to the Minnesota Contemporary Quilters on Monday, February 27th, 2017. The talk was held at the Minnesota Textile Center.
The topic of my talk was on art journaling. Shortly before I was supposed to give my talk, I received a package from Lisa of artistcellar. Inside the mailing envelope Lisa sent were the latest artistcellar stencils in the theme of QUILTS! I couldn’t believe it. I have most certainly had quilts on the brain, and this felt like a sign from the universe!
I am excited to share some quilt and textile inspiration with you today to hopefully get your creative juices flowing.
First, here are some of the amazing pieces created by the members of the Minnesota Contemporary Quilters group.
Unfortunately, I don’t have the artists names to give them credit. The only artist I know is the creator of the yellow textile in the upper left. Her name is Peggy Wright.
Here are a few photos I snapped of the journals and books I brought to support my talk on art journaling.
Now onto the BRAND NEW and amazing QUILT SERIES STENCILS from artistcellar. There’s a 6x6 set and a Pocket Stencils set. They work quite nicely together, too. First, I started with a pre-painted background and the 6x6 four-stencil set.
I used the Dylusions Paint and a cosmetic wedge for application.
Are you ready to see what this looks like on top of my messy painted background?
Oh, how I like the contrast of the hard edges on top of the free flowing paint. How about you?
Now it’s time to try out the Quilt Pocket Stencil set. These are so sweet. I couldn’t help but think of these as “mama” and “baby” stencils.
When you need a little contrast, black paint is usually a good choice, right?
See below for how nicely the two sizes of the Quilt Series stencils play together.
And because quilts make me also think of stitching, I had to add some faux stitching lines for effect. I used the Gelly Roll Moonlight pens by Sakura.
Hopefully you can now see that even if you are an expressive artist like me, these quilt stencils are completely awesome!
I have many ideas for how to use the NEW Quilt Series stencils. One idea is to trace the stencil design on the back of scrapbook paper, cut it out, and then collage a quilt onto paper. Wouldn’t that look fantastic?! You might also try tracing the quilt pattern directly onto fabric, cut out the pieces, and then sew them onto a larger fabric background. Oh, the possibilities. Are your creative juices flowing? Good. I hope you have tons of fun!
Thank you for being here. Also, thank you to the Minnesota Contemporary Quilters group and the Minnesota Textile Center for the inspiration.
Briana of OrangeSpiralArts.com
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