I'm using one of the Zoe stencils that I love for its ability to create a cool repeat when reversed during the application. In addition to the pattern being created with it in the video, you can condense the reverse application using 2 different colors to achieve a look like the first section below. Using the same condensed repeat, if you apply a different color to the smaller dots each time you stencil, you will achieve the look in the second section where a third color ends up sandwiched between.
Here is an example of this stencil used on a piece of cotton that I dyed with RIT using Jacquard's Color Magnet product. The product says to use it with the Jacquard dyes but since I didn't have any of those I experimented with the RIT dyes and the results were the same. I will be demonstrating this product more in the future and I want to give a big SHOUT OUT to Terri Stegmiller for telling me about the product. You can see how Terri applied the product with the Jacquard dyes on Terri's post here.
I purchased both the 16 oz. canister and the pen seen on Jacquard's product page and used my high density 2" foam roller to easily apply the product using the same Zoe stencil. When the repeat is viewed on a larger format, it creates this wave-like effect which I think is so interesting!
The Color Magnet Pen is perfect for using in smaller areas of a stencil but wasn't necessary for this stencil application. I love the effect which intensifies the color of the stenciled areas by drawing the dye to the product. Color Magnet goes on in a slightly yellow tinted fluid so the color you see on the fabric is strictly from the dye bath.
Thank you for visiting this week and stay tuned for more demos and design ideas! Keep on creating!