For this post I wanted to try something different and a bit more challenging.
I started out with this picture and used an X-acto knife to cut out the image.
Wasn't I surprised when 3 pieces were still sitting on my desk. See the three pieces between the birds legs? Well, I had to lay out the big stencil and fit those three pieces back into the picture. Then I laid the silk screen on it and with just the faint set dot of Elmer's school glue, attached the three pieces to the screen with that dab of glue.
They were pretty bland so after pulling a few prints on white fabric, I grabbed my credit card and went to town with the thickened dye. BIG improvement. The actual birds are about 7" across and would make a great book cover, incense/balsam fir pillow or a pin cushion. I would want to add some stitch or possibly stitch details like wings and shadows.
Much to my amazement, I really like these. I think it is the organic backgrounds.