Garden Flowers

Garden Flowers - student project

Thanks so much for a wonderful class Pauline! Really enjoyed learning about this stencil technique. I was quite surprised how even small details could be cut out by following the cutting tips. The emphasised edges with gradient shading was my favourite for the printing. 

Garden Flowers - image 1 - student project

Since I'm usually a digital pattern designer, not being able to move the motifs around after printing was a bit tricky for me!!! I think my spacing was a bit tighter at the start than at the other end of the fabric.

Garden Flowers - image 2 - student project

I made 3 stencils in all - flowers, stamen and stems. Part of my stems stencil was too 'deep' and it was a bit difficult to print with (as Pauline had warned). I'll think more about the stem structure next time.

Garden Flowers - image 3 - student project

These were the flowers from the garden that inspired me.

Garden Flowers - image 4 - student project

I had so much fun with this project :) Next time I'll try adding some colour.

Sue Gibbins
Designer at Rocket & Indigo
Teacher