Stencils R’ Us… Have you ever wanted to yarn bomb something. I see trees wrapped in delicious yarn on the internet however I have never seen one in person. Maybe one day! What I will show you today is how to “yarnbomb” an outline of a stencil. My good friend Ed Roth has a stencil line that is UH-MAZING. His company is called Stencil 1. When I received his book and stencils in the mail I remember screaming in my car when I saw this large deer head stencil. My friend Ben was with me when they came in and he tried to secretly take it, epic fail. I originally wanted to take this stencil and trace it on a canvas until I realized that was the “normal” thing to do. There is nothing normal about me…
So, put on your yarn belt because it’s going to be a fun ride.
I am so happy with the way it came out. I looks like it did in my head, but better. There is something so modern and chic about it. Let’s get started.
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The first thing you will do is lay out your stencil for a little while until it is completely flat. These stencils are made from a sturdy material and the thickness of the stencil is perfect. Surely worth every penny.
Tape it to your brown kraft paper and start tracing. Don’t rush this part.
It will look like this when you are done tracing.
I got this pack of yarn from Lion Brand Yarns and I felt this was the perfect time to break them out of the package. The quality of the yarn is soft and delicate. There is a hint of shimmer in the yarn which is so smart. For those who love glitter this will give you your fix and those who might not love glitter this is a way to add it to your life without the mess.
Start by outlining a section of the stencil with your glue.
Next you will gently place the yarn right on top of the glue. Initially the glue will be white but when it is fully dry it will be translucent.
See! This is the part where you decorate your deer head in your own way. I wanted to fill some sections in and leave some empty. It sorta represented absence to me.
I am showing you this picture because I want you to see how the glue looks before it is dry. Don’t let this step freak you out. When you are done set aside and allow to dry completely. You will be left with a fabulous shabby chic art piece.
I am so proud to call Ed my friend. He is so talented and I promise you will see his name around very soon, in BIG places. This is one of his books. Yes, I said “one” of his books. I was so impressed when I saw the inside because it is a book unlike any I have ever seen. It has stencils in it along with instructions on how to use and take care of your stencils. You can order this book HERE.
This is just one of the stencils in his book. He has the best retro images I tell ya.
My favorite part is this folder in the back. He is so smart. So when you use a stencil in the book you place it in the folder when you are done so you will not ever loose it.
These are other packages of his stencils. You can see all of them HERE.
I can’t’ wait to show you the other projects I am working on with his stencils.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!
This post is brought to you by Ed Roth’s stencil line Stencil 1. I received product for this post. All opinions expressed are 100% mine. You can check out Stencil 1′s line here.