Using origami paper, or any lightweight paper square, you can create really fun "paper-doll-like" patterns that make wonderful decorations. In addition, the negative cut-out can be used as a stencil! I used some slightly stiffer fingerpainting paper to trace and cut my stencils. Because my paper was thicker, I couldn't get really tiny details to show up, but they're not really good for stencils anyway, so it really didn't matter.
While I was at it, I cut apart one of the circles of leaves and traced around them, preparing both the positive and negative images to use as stencils. Next week I'll show you what I used these stencils for!
All posts on this project:
Leaf fabrics - part one
Leaf fabrics - part two
Quilt instructions - part one
Quilt instructions - part two
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