by HEIDI EMMETT Welcome everyone! Before I get started on my stencil segment, a little housekeeping. If you haven’t made your final payment for the Artistic Alchemy Retreat 2021, we need it ASAP. Thank you. Contact your teacher if you have any questions.
I was just at Lake Tahoe. It’s down about 3 1/2 ft. and affords amazing view of rocks.
Patty Park will be at Our Artistic Alchemy Retreat in September (Open Studio), and something new–bringing stencils with her. Patty has been lamenting about the restrictive nature of commercial stencils for years. After some research, she purchased a Scan and Cut CM350 by Brother in 2018, and hasn’t looked back. With the ScanNCut, stencils can be created, modified, re-sized and cut from any size up to 12″ X 24”. Patty searched out Vendors from far and wide. India, Japan, New York, and Uzbekistan to name a few. With commercial-use permission, Patty is able to re-work, re-size almost any design for the perfect stencil for clothing and home decor. There will be samples on display and a hands-on demo. These designs are ALL LIMITED STOCK right now. Patty has binders filled with great stencils in various sizes for you to choose. Everything from Contemporary to Art Deco, Asian, Word Fonts, Abstract Shapes, and beyond. Let’s take a look at some of them.
These are the “masks” from the stencil below. Isn’t that cool! AND they are both included in the stencil package. I don’t know of any stencils available today that include masks.
Patty said “home decor.” Oh my gosh, How about pillows, edges on drapes, orrr…. a border on a linen tablecloth. In the corner of a linen dinner napkin. Acckkk…so MANY ideas…!
I’ve started some projects using Patty’s stencils. Calling this “Bubbles.” It is a prototype made with orange card stock.
Bring some of your favorite “paints and supplies” to the retreat and fabric too, so you can try out your newly purchased stencils.
After a little embroidery/hand quilting, I’m turning my “Bubbles” into a Sparky Top (one of my “Art to Wear patterns”).
Sparky Top “Art to Wear” sewing pattern will be available in my “store” at the Artistic Alchemy retreat.
Getting started using one of Patty’s custom made stencils. I’m layering the color on with Paintsticks. I am really enjoying using Paintsticks as the designs created with them remain soft and pliable (they almost look printed).
Enjoying some “slow stitching” out on the deck of our cabin at Zephyr Point. Turning this piece into a tote bag. I will bring it to the retreat.
Enjoy one of my latest sunset shots. Taken from the deck of Cabin 8, Zephyr Point, Lake Tahoe, Nevada. June 20, 2021, 8:25p.m.
Can’t wait to see you all September 6-10th, for our Artistic Alchemy Retreat, 2021. Hugs, Heidi