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“Marked” and book giveaway! :)

Well it’s finally my turn to give a chat about Marked, my new stencils out with Artistcellar. And I’ve got some gabbing to do. But before we get to all that, let me show you what I’m including in my giveaway to celebrate:


Leave a comment on this post by noon on Saturday July 12 and you’ll be in on the drawing to win the goodies in the photo above, I’ll announce the winner later that afternoon. That’s my book, a set of stencils and a few strips of fabric I printed using Marked. So get commenting! 🙂

And if you’re interested in visiting the other artists on the hop, swing on by the Pinterest board I set up for Marked to admire their incredible artwork as well as link to their posts to check out their giveaways:

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Marked is all about my obsession with print. I love patterns and I love being able to apply it easily to fabric so really, stencils are a perfect marriage. I grabbed a hunk of my RIT dyed fabric and painted some deColourant (a medium that actually removes color from the fabric, almost like bleach but not as stinky or harsh) through them to get this fabric:





 (Just a quick note about deColourant – even though it’s one of the lesser smellier discharge mediums out there, you should still use it in a well ventilated area. You just brush it through the stencil with a sponge brush, let it dry completely, and then iron it to make the discharge magic happen.)

On the last piece of fabric there with the commas as the discharged image, I did an overprint of the Xs stencil in blue to jazz it up. The orange and black marks are fabric marker just to add a little definition.

I really loved how the fabric came out so I wanted to make something a little functional with it so I’d see it all the time. I chose the Beanbag Desk Weights from my book, Intentional Printing:





But I didn’t stop there. (Stenciling is really addictive.) I’ve been bitten by the hexie bug:



I grabbed the Xs and Comma stencils and traced them onto some scrap fabric with a fabric marker:





And made these little cuties:


(I have a pack of 450 templates. I think I’m going to making a lot more.)

What I like most about these stencils? They work with a lot of different styles – as well demonstrated by all the talented ladies on the blog hop. I hope you’ve been having as much fun as I have visiting all them. And don’t forget to leave a comment on my post here to get in on my drawing. Woo! Stencils! 🙂





65 Responses to “Marked” and book giveaway! :)

  1. Karen July 6, 2014 at 7:48 am #

    What a fabulous giveaway! I love what you have done with the stencils!

  2. Kathy Schmidt July 6, 2014 at 7:48 am #

    Stencils! Markers! Hexies! You are just a fabric marking maniac and they all look GOOOOOOOD!

  3. Linda Hall July 6, 2014 at 9:12 am #

    I am so glad I found you. Everything is so inspiring.

  4. Belinda Spiwak July 6, 2014 at 9:31 am #

    Love the rich colors in your fabric. Great contrast and the stencils are great with the fabric. The hexies are adorable!

    • Joyce February 27, 2017 at 8:55 pm #

      YMMD with that anersw! TX

  5. Donna Carty July 6, 2014 at 9:40 am #

    These really do look like fun.

  6. Kim J July 6, 2014 at 10:50 am #

    Ok, have been following your blog hop and loving it all! But your hexies have got me excited, I’ve just been getting into them myself. Wow!

    • Kacy February 27, 2017 at 11:12 pm #

      A few years ago I’d have to pay someone for this innmaortiof.

  7. gurligregersen July 6, 2014 at 10:59 am #

    You and your work are very inspiring.

  8. Kim E July 6, 2014 at 11:00 am #

    Love, love and love the fabric you have made! Thanks for the chance at the give away!

  9. Deanna July 6, 2014 at 11:05 am #

    Your stencils are brilliant. I am enjoying seeing all the ways you and others have used them. Inspirational!

  10. suzanne s July 6, 2014 at 11:09 am #

    Love those stencils!! Nice job 🙂

  11. Mary Stori July 6, 2014 at 11:10 am #

    Wow…..your photos and explanations are really inspiring….thank you!

  12. Robyn C. July 6, 2014 at 11:11 am #

    Your stencils are brilliant! Great idea – love them. What a fun blog hop – SO many creative ideas!

  13. Deborah Bright July 6, 2014 at 11:16 am #

    Love what you’ve done with the stencils! Now if I could just find my bottle of decoulerant!!

    • Lacey February 27, 2017 at 9:02 pm #

      Very true! Makes a change to see soneome spell it out like that. 🙂

  14. Frieda Oxenham July 6, 2014 at 11:18 am #

    I’ve got the deColourant, so now I need the stencils! Here’s hoping!

  15. M Lepine July 6, 2014 at 11:20 am #

    These stencils are just fabulous. Can’t wait for the opportunity to use them!

  16. Corinne July 6, 2014 at 11:24 am #

    Love everything you do! Love the stencils and the hexies are fab! Want to do it all!

  17. ConnieND July 6, 2014 at 11:48 am #

    I love the stencils that you have created. And the book looks very interesting.

  18. Jacqueline Sullivan July 6, 2014 at 12:26 pm #

    Awesome stuff, as usual. Love the decolourant!

  19. estonia July 6, 2014 at 12:58 pm #

    I love these! I’ve never used stencils with fabric, only paper. So many possibilities!

  20. Julie stowe July 6, 2014 at 1:10 pm #

    Lynn, you are doing a great job – author, artist, inspiration, etc. Congrats!

  21. barbara July 6, 2014 at 2:10 pm #

    Great giveaway

  22. Gill July 6, 2014 at 2:42 pm #

    I love love love your stencils!

  23. Kathy Garringer July 6, 2014 at 2:50 pm #

    Love the hexies!

  24. Liz Lumsden July 6, 2014 at 3:19 pm #

    The stencil designs are perfect for these great pillows! I love this technique.

  25. Justval July 6, 2014 at 3:49 pm #

    Love the stencils and fabric pens. My gosh, that could be a wonderful addiction and I look forward to it!

  26. Jean K. July 6, 2014 at 3:57 pm #

    Your Stencils are great. Hexies are addictive but so much fun.

  27. Denise Spillane July 6, 2014 at 4:57 pm #

    Hi, love your new book it is fabulous. The stencils are so you but also so versatile. I love them. Congratulations on the success.

  28. lacyquilter July 6, 2014 at 5:40 pm #

    What fun to use the stencils for quilting.

  29. Deb July 6, 2014 at 6:26 pm #

    Love your stencils and have been drooling over your book!

  30. Jo-Anne Britt July 6, 2014 at 6:35 pm #

    I would love to use your books and stencils for some fabric experimentation. I love the layering with the decolourant and crosses.

  31. Carol July 6, 2014 at 6:40 pm #

    You make it look so easy. I think I could do it

  32. Jay July 6, 2014 at 7:18 pm #

    Fabulous ideas! I really think I need these stencils in my arsenal!!!

  33. Donna Funnell July 6, 2014 at 8:20 pm #

    Love all your art, Lynn ! Hugs to Carter!

  34. Jody July 6, 2014 at 8:44 pm #

    Looks like a lot of fun! Awesome giveaway, I would love to add those stencils to my kit

  35. LynneP July 6, 2014 at 8:44 pm #

    Great giveaway-thanks for the chance to win! I love the fabric you made with the deCoulant and your use of it with the hexies. Can’t wait to see the finished project.

    • Sunshine February 27, 2017 at 11:32 pm #

      Thanks for the inisght. It brings light into the dark!

  36. Cathy Ortelle July 6, 2014 at 10:06 pm #

    So excited to try these new stencils! Very usable graphics. So please let me win!

    • Spud February 27, 2017 at 9:09 pm #

      Normally I’m against killing but this article slegrhtaued my ignorance.

  37. Jax Garren July 6, 2014 at 11:06 pm #

    I’ve never heard of deColourant. Thanks for the great tip! Your book sounds awesome, and it’s cool of you to include it in the giveaway. Thanks!

  38. Barbara Fox July 6, 2014 at 11:35 pm #

    Your new stencils look so great! Live their simplicity making their patterns great background material!

  39. Jeannie July 7, 2014 at 12:06 am #

    I have loved this hop! Everyone did their own thing and each was so different. You got me thinking about hexies. I dug out my templates, but they are only 1.5 inches! I will be investing in some larger ones. Your stencils are the bomb! I am a sucker for X’s, but the zipper track one really has me in major lust mode. Thanks for the chance to add to my stencil addiction. 🙂

  40. Yvonne July 7, 2014 at 12:08 am #


    I love the new stencils and the cool pillows. Winning a copy of your book and the other great stuff would be so awesome!


  41. Jacki Young July 7, 2014 at 2:16 am #

    I love your new stencils, and I have really enjoyed this blog hop and seeing all the amazing things artists have done with them!

  42. liz grainger July 7, 2014 at 8:19 am #

    I can’t believe I’ve just found your blog! Very inspirational, and with a chance of winning too! I think the stencils and book are fabulous and just the sort of style I’m experimenting with.

  43. Janis Doucette July 7, 2014 at 2:22 pm #

    Very cool! Very cool!

  44. patty July 7, 2014 at 2:55 pm #

    Love what you did with the stencils!

    • Cady February 27, 2017 at 9:31 pm #

      Your answer lifts the inlngtileece of the debate.

  45. robin phillips-knotts July 7, 2014 at 7:34 pm #

    I’m a newbie to art journals but… oh fabric too!!! Awesome. Love these stencils and would love to add them to my non existant stash. Ty! Good luck everyone!!
    cokelush at gmail

  46. Debbie M July 7, 2014 at 11:18 pm #

    Great photos, Lynn. Now I have to order some decolourant! Thanks for the giveaway.

  47. Carolyn M July 8, 2014 at 12:45 am #

    Your excitement is contagious! I have so enjoyed this blog hop and would love to win these stencils. The creativity shown by the bloggers is so inspiring. Thank you!!!

  48. Beth Grim July 8, 2014 at 12:54 am #

    I’ve been enjoying following the blog hop and my fingers are itching to try your stencils. I want to check out your book, too. I’m sure it’s packed with inspiration!

  49. mjkasz July 8, 2014 at 2:21 am #

    I love your Intentional Printing Book and the Marked Stencils have so many great uses, I see hugs and kisses and Macaroni ideas. Thanks for giving us such a great opportunity to win.

  50. Peggie July 8, 2014 at 2:08 pm #

    Fantastic! So Inspiring. I love reading your blog.

  51. Kim July 8, 2014 at 3:33 pm #

    Wow! Your art is so inspiring! I stumbled upon you via ArtistCellar. I love your stencils, I had never thought to use them with textiles. Thanks for such a great tut and wonderful blog! I HAVE to play with this!

  52. Alison Rumble July 9, 2014 at 11:49 am #

    I love your stencils. I am so inspired to have a go

  53. Hillary July 10, 2014 at 12:42 pm #

    These stencils are fantastic!


  54. ambal July 11, 2014 at 2:43 pm #

    I have your color video and have just recently started painting fabric with stencils and stamps of my own design. It would be wonderful to win this giveaway so I can learn and try more techniques. Thanks. I really enjoy seeing your fabric collages.

  55. Robbie Payne July 12, 2014 at 8:45 am #

    You are such a. Lever munchkin!!! You know I am such a fan of your work…you do inspire us!!!! Thanks for that!!

  56. Mieke Daraei July 13, 2014 at 4:24 pm #

    Love the stencils. Today I took a workshop in breakdown printing. This works realy well with stencils.

  57. Kyle August 19, 2015 at 8:39 pm #

    That looks like so much fun. Great colors and the lunch looks ftatnsaic. I LOVE that you didn’t have to bring your own supplies. I found that such a pain at CREATE. I have something I want to talk to you about. Would you email me at with contact info? Either phone or email or both? xo (and only Emma could carve a stamp from my zentangles !)

  58. Nook February 27, 2017 at 9:12 pm #

    That’s way the besestt answer so far!


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