A piece of woven fabric provided the inspiration for one of my favourite stencils; GMT54.
Here are some of the ways that I have chosen to decorate surfaces with this stencil.
I have stencilled it with metallic paint onto cotton velvet cushion covers and for making my narrow leg jeans into flares
and these jeans were stencilled with GMT54 to match their beaded trim.
I stencilled the fabrics with a mixture of Lumiere and Liqutex paint. If you have the time look at my video showing fabric being stencilled. Other clothes stencilled with GMT54 include a black, silk and viscose shirt which I stenciled with Fiber Etch to make devore pattern.
The etch was applied through the stencil onto the velvet side of the fabric then the stencilled pattern was heated with a hair dryer before the whole garment was given a scrub under running water. The stencilled pattern burnt away the velvet plush revealing the sheer, silk layer below it.
The other half of the same garment is stencilled with discharge paste which takes away colour.
Once the colour had bleached to a pale gold I dropped silk paint over it and let the colours fall and blend where they wanted. Here I am wearing it.
I have used the same techniques on this silk/viscose scarf. It was white and once I had dyed it I set about etching and bleaching through my stencil.
I had a larger version of the GMT54 gothic stencil made to decorate a tent in my garden. The tent was made from canvas tied to a wood frame. I used Ivory black acrylic paint from Liquitex, I sell this paint at The Stencil Library and find that it withstands the British weather very well. Also, it is machine washable on fabrics. So, if our GMT54 design has inspired you to stencil follow the links to find out more or to order one for yourself.