Wish Flag Collaboration
Hello everyone! Today I'm sharing another collaboration using StencilGirl® stencils initiated by Tina Walker. Our flag(s) could be made of anything and be as big or small as we wanted. Mine is made of muslin, cotton batting and assorted ribbons and fabric.
I tore 10, 6x8 pieces of muslin and cut 5 pieces of cotton batting. I applied white gesso through stencil L550 'Thicket Background'. I grabbed a couple of scrap pieces of muslin and a stencil from the February 2018 stencil club. I sprayed some dye ink through the stencil onto 1 piece of muslin and printed on another piece of muslin with the excess spray from the stencil.
While those were drying, I applied 1 of 5 different acrylic paints through L676 'Longwood Florals stencil', L422 'Herbs stencil', L594 'Thistle' through 5 of the 6x8 pieces of muslin. I wanted some "edging" so I applied paint through stencils from October 2018 and December 2017 stencil club in the corners. While the paint was drying, I gathered some scrap ribbons and fabrics to make some "tails" for my flags. I knew I wanted some sort of quote on the flags so I grabbed some quotes that I had stamped on some muslin quite awhile ago.
Once everything was dry, I used the same stencil L550 'Thicket Background' and applied pan pastels through the stencil randomly over the white spaces. Since I wasn't sure if I was going to be hanging this outside, I sprayed all of the flags with a spray fixative so that everything stayed in place.
I sewed on my quotes, then pinned together the muslin with the cotton batting and another piece of muslin. I pinned my tails on the bottom in between the muslin and cotton batting. After everything was pinned up, I sewed around the flags twice with some turquoise thread.
Then I dug through my stash of sari ribbon and found the perfect color of turquoise to hang my flags from. See below for photos of my beautiful Wish Flags.
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