Creating your own fabric using stencils

Kecia Deveney
January 16, 2018
July 25, 2017

Hey everyone! Artist Gang member, kecia here to show you a little bit about fabric service design.

Like I discussed in the video, FSD (fabric service design) is very fun and addictive! You can also just hand paint in areas of your fabric in addition to stenciling. Really just think of it as a journal or painting. Not sure if I mentioned it in the video, but when my fabric has dried, I will toss it in the washing machine, dryer and then iron. I try not to worry about things washing out. I'm not concerned about perfection. I like to go with the flow and whatever happens, happens. So by that I mean, don't be afraid to experiment with product, especially product you already own. The only thing I would be mindful of is water based product, as that will wash out. However, you could always experiment and added some of that textile medium that I discussed. Play, play, play!

Here is what I was using in my video: bleached muslin fabric (washed and ironed), spray paints, Dye-na-flow fabric paints by Jacquard, Tulip Color Shot in assorted colors and Fashion spray fabric paint by Marabu, carbon sketch soft pencil and fabric textile medium. Stencils used during my video: "Live every day with intention", "paint brushes", "silhouettes" and "I am an artist".

Thanks for watching and let me know if you have any questions!

kecia deveney

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Kecia Deveney is a published mixed media artist, instructor and world traveler,living at the Jersey Shore. As a Mixed Media Artist, her eclectic style can beseen in fabric and textiles, jewelry design, sculpture-work and painting.Creating is pivotal to Kecia and becomes, for her, art therapy. Her imaginationcomes to life and allows her temporary reprieve from her role as a full timecaregiver. Scouring flea markets, long forgotten treasures inspired her totransform them into something new, exciting and distinctive. Her work is aboutingenuity and playfulness.

As an educator, it is important to Kecia to teach her students to look beyondbeing perfect, to be more involved in the ongoing process of creating andleave insecurities behind. “Embrace the process, not the outcome” is herfavorite mantra to repeat in class; with enhancing confidence being theultimate achievement. Kecia’s workshops are taught through out the UnitedStates and also at international venues as well. She's been published in booksand national art magazines.

Always, on the go, her next travel adventures for 2017 includes hosting aguided cultural art excursion to Bali and an art residency program in Perth,Australia.