I came up with this idea after doing some googling. At first I wanted to make some potato stamps and stamp leaf shapes on burlap but then decided that I didn't want to take the time to sew burlap, plus how the hell do you cut a potato into a stamp anyway?
Stencils and felt it is.
When I began this I failed to remember that with Sebastian, everything has to be prepared ahead of time because the boy loses interest right quick.
So I got him hyped and ready but I hadn't cut the stencils out of freezer paper yet.
And just so you're aware and prepared ahead of time, unlike myself, freezer paper will only work as a stencil once or twice before it becomes misshapen and you have to cut a new one.
I cut three.
|(As always, sorry for the crappy pictures.)|
Sebastian, true to form, told me about 25 times that he didn't want to do it anymore. That he just wanted me to do it.
But he settled down a bit once we got the hot glue gun out. I let him help me with it, carefully since I've burned myself on those more times than I can count and those bastards HURT.
I used some old garden twine to glue the pieces of felt that I'd cut from larger pieces and just regular craft paint. Honestly I wasn't sure that it would turn out as good as it did, but I love it.
And I even let Sebastian stencil some of the leaves before I got all anal retentive and forced him to let me do the outside edges first so the stencil wouldn't fray more than it already had.