Rapunzel, Rapunzel, Let Down Your Hair and Enjoy the StencilGirl and Imagine Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Stencil Girl Imagine Blog Hop! I am glad you are here!

My project is a simple one – Rapunzel gloves for my little friend Bella who just turned 8!

 

I must tell you that it is super coloring with Imagine’s All Purpose Inks.

The inks do not bleed under the stencil and the Fantastix really hold and preserve the unused ink. I honestly had not painted with them since December and expected the tips to be dry or mostly dry,  but that was not the case. Applause! Nice to have a product work as I hope it will while I am learning!

StencilGirl Stencils used:

The small “Kantha Stitch” stencil from  April 2016 – StencilClub Mary Beth’s Private Collection for the pavement in front of the town, Jessica Sporn’s Embrace the Rain stencil for Rapunzel (and I flipped the stencil over so the arm so it was facing the way I wanted), and Carolyn Dube’s Once Upon a Time stencil/masks.

Beyond this project, I am fabric painting with a singular goal in mind.

Years ago I had this gorgeous, sheer, golden scarf with red roses on it.

It got tangled in a Xerox 1090 copy machine when I leaned over to grab the copies. The attorney waiting for her copies stood there and laughed while my scarf ripped and the machine pulled my neck down – there’s a William Shakespeare quote about lawyers that applies to that woman!

At some point you will see me recreate that scarf. That day, is in the future.

However, within mere moments, a click on any of the links below will take you to a fantastic project dreamed up and brought into existence by  my comrades in art!

Don’t forget to scroll a bit beyond their names and find out about the contest!

July 19
Mary C. Nasser
Janet Joehlin
Gwen Lafleur
Carol Baxter

Jennifer Vanderbeek
Nadine Carlier

Roni Johnson
Mischelle Smith


If it is July 20th or later you can see:
Sandee Setliff

Karen Gaunt
Cindy Gilstrap

Tina Walker
Neva Cole

Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Renee Zarate

Elina Stromberg

 

If it is July 21 or later you can see:
Belen Sotelo

Torrie Gass

Debi Adams

Martha Lucia Gomez

Jessica Litman

Alison Heikkila

 

One lucky winner will receive both a $25 Gift Certificate to StencilGirl Products AND a $25 Gift Certificate to Imagine Crafts!

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 have until Sunday, July 23rd at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.

Winner will be announced on
StencilGirl’s Facebook page and Imagine Crafts’s Facebook page

on Monday, July 24th.

Merry, Merry Christmas in July Blog hop with StencilGirl and Imagine Crafts

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Merry Christmas!

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Anticipation being half the fun, I can’t recall a time when I did not plan early for the holidays. When I was a little girl I sold greeting cards door to door in the neighborhood to make a little spending money and Christmas shopping (either for a gift or craft supplies to make a gift) and

Ray and I are prepping for a scaled-down Christmas when it comes to decorations (big yard sale coming up for we have 18 boxes of Christmas décor in the garage) however, it will be difficult for me to resist bring home new Christmas stuff!

Thus, my thinking with this Christmas-in-July project was three-fold:

  1. Make something functional.
  2. It is often just the two of us dining and we deserve a nicely set table.
  3. Red roses (silk roses replaced red ball ornaments) were my motif one Christmas past and I think it will my motif for 2016.

Then, I started going through my stencils and I found candy in the Layered Salad Stencil and I thought it would make a fun border.

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Thank goodness I have months to decide what is for dinner!

StencilGirl® stencils:

S111 Layered Salad Stencil by Terri Stegmiller (above)

A Rose by any Other Name stencil by Andrea Matus deMeng

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Imagine Crafts:

Tsukineko All Purpose Ink Mini Workstation including: Fantastix™ with red, green, gold, and silver All Purpose Inks

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Materials:

Neutral placemats (these happened to be polyester from the “dollar store”

Removable tape

Instructions:

  1. Wash, dry (no fabric softener!), and iron placemats.

Note: The DVD instructions indicated the cloth should be spritzed with water. I am glad I skipped this step as the layered polyester placemat I used had a tendency to let the ink bleed.

  1. Place desired stencil on placemat. Use removable tape to adhere in place.
  2. Use pointed “fantastix” to paint each color separately within the stencil – I did mask the Layered Salad below the swirls and the petals of the rose.
  3. Heat set with iron using a piece of cloth between the iron and the placemat.

Note to self: Try not to be like Mom and put the placemats in a safe place until use and then forget where they are until Christmas afternoon!

 

What would a Blog Hop be without a GIVEAWAY??!!!

We’ll be picking one lucky winner
to receive $100 in Gift Certificates – a $50 Gift Certificate for StencilGirl Products and
a $50 Gift Certificate for Imagine Crafts!

Take your time and visit each blog showcased July 9, 16, & 23 and leave your comments.

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.

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Blog Hop Order

July 9:
StencilGirl Talk
Mary C. Nasser
Kristie Taylor
Karen Gaunt
Neva Cole
Nadine Carlier
Monica Edwards

July 16:
StencilGirl Talk
Janet Joehlin
Cindy Giltrap
Anna Friesen
Alison Heikkila
Martha Lucia Gomez
Roni Johnson

July 23:
StencilGirl Talk
Gwen Lafleur
Carolyn Dube
Carol Baxter (You are here.)
Mark Melnick
Jowilna Nolte
Terre Fry