The Explore stencil by Roxanne Evans Stout features a small turtle that she imagined was exploring a shallow creek. There are stitch lines around the border and also lines that symbolize his imaginary path through the water. Round stones border both sides of the turtle and the word “explore” completes the stencil.
This stencil is part of the "Stitched Messages" series, all of which hold a special symbolic meaning to Roxanne. The stencils in this series all include marks and patterns designed as stitching guidelines, but they work equally well as patterns with ink, paint, etc... to create focal points in mixed media artwork, art journals, and more.
Want to try using this stencil for stitching? Here are a few tips from Roxanne: - Make sure your paper is sturdy - Add matte medium or clear gesso for if needed - Poke your holes ahead of time with an awl - Use a tapestry needle - Be gentle and stitch one stitch at a time
Product Details: - 6"x6" - 7 mil mylar is thick enough to be durable, yet thin enough for a seamless look in your art - Made in the USA