I found this luscious snow dyed fabric in my stash and took a few pictures before I covered it all up with stencils.
I had pinned a piece of paper to the corner, telling me that I had used Olive Green, Azure Blue and ?, so if I ever want to duplicate it, I have at least two of the colors I used. I think it is much more interesting to use a very mottled fabric as a background for the stencils.
And here is my finished cube. I made each square bigger that the last time and when I sewed them together and draped them over the box, I thought it looked messy and that a slipcover was the way to go. I Googled "how to slipcover a cube" and found a good tutorial. The first time around it was a little big and I had to take it in, but I like the fit and am glad to have it finished.
I use Shiva Paint Sticks with the stencils in blue, bronze and metallic gold. I layered stencil on stencil. I like working with paint sticks because you can vary the intensity of the color and I like the way the colors of the fabric show through.
One more thing. I didn't have enough fabric to print my time sayings on, so I took a piece of the fabric and copied it onto a piece of white fabric with my printer. It looked exactly the same as the fabric I was copying. Then I printed my words from the computer onto my new fabric. After seeing this picture, I thought that the pieces of fabric with the words were too dominant, so I went over each of them with some Shiva paint on a stencil brush so that they blend in more. Much better, I think.
I'm linking up with Off the Wall Friday.
It looks wonderful.
It's even better than the one yesterday! Fabulous!
Snow days…aren' they wonderful? My mom used to let me take one once in a while when there WASN'T snow…just to have a "free" space in time. Looks like yours was well spent.
Wow; it looks great!
Very cool cubes, and I really love the subtle colors of your snow-dyed fabric.
They came out great! How can you go wrong with such gorgeous fabric . The words add just the right touch to the piece
Very cool looking cube! Lucky you to have snow to dye with. We haven't had any snow since January 5th and it wasn't enough accumulation to be able to use it to dye with.
This fabric was dyed last year, Sylvia, but we have had enough snow this year to dye a warehouse full of fabric. Wish I could send some your way.
So interesting. I can feel your frustration when they were too small. that would've driven me crazy too. But your stencil work is really cool. so creative to cover a box like this. must be a fun group to be a part of.
That is a wonderful post title Norma = and it must feel so good! I'm glad that after all that work you ended up with such a great result. I think I like this cube even better than the too small one. I love what you have done with the stencils and its really interesting to see some of your surface design work too.
The cube looks really good and to think that you will be able to use that gorgeous fabric over and over again.
I love your treatment of the fabrics. The finished cube looks great. Wonderful how it came together.
once again, I wish we were a bit closer so we could do a play date!
The fabric is gorgeously organic. The stencil work is fun, I have the clock stencil and use it a lot! See we should spend some studio time together!
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