Danse Macabre Stencils from Artistcellar! (plus a GIVEAWAY)


If you know me, I love a good skeleton.  After all, my front “parlor” is Halloween all year round.  I was married on Halloween.  So it was probably my love of all things Skulls and Cross bones that Lisa from Artistcellar asked me to be part of the blog hop for these awesome stencils.  Read on to see how to win a set for yourself!

The line, called “Danse Macabre”, is the new Signature Series by Beatrice Coron, an amazing papercutting artist.  They are just lovely. Of course, she has an amazing TED talk at that link too, so go check that out.


Being a fiber artist and quilter, I knew I could use these on fabric, but what to do with them afterwards to quilt them?

The Painter and Dancer stencils, I stenciled with iridescent black Pebeo Setacolor fabric paint on white fabric.  For the Dancers I quilted in ghostly clothes and ribbons.  For the Painter, I quilted the skeletons white and left the background unquilted, but put in the “heartstrings” with red thread. So cute.
img084 For the Housework and Online stencils, I used Jacquard Discharge paste to stencil the black commercial fabric, and then discharged the color away with a hot steamy iron.  (This is one of my upcoming Technique of the Week videos!) and then I used white acrylic paint to paint in the bones of the skellies.
img083 They finished up about 6 inches square, and I could see you making a quilt with all four as blocks.  As with all Artistcellar stencils, these are incredibly detailed and are really high quality!

Check out the rest of the hoppers on this blog tour! They are amazing artists too, and they have done some incredible things with these stencils!

September 20th – Lisa Cousineau, Artistcellar www.artistcellar.com/wp
September 21st – Jill K Berry – jillberrydesign.com/blog
September 22nd – Janet Ghio – www.janetsartplay.blogspot.com
September 23rd – Cheryl Sleboda – <<== That’s ME!
September 24th – Sarah Trumpp – www.wonderstrumpet.blogspot.com
September 25th – Diana Trout – www.dianatrout.typepad.com 

Before you run away, be sure to comment on this post to win a set of the stencils yourself!   Be sure to use a working email address and I’ll pick a random winner by Friday September 26th at 5pm!  Good luck!

Comments are now closed and the winner will be notified via email.  THANK YOU everyone!