After reading more of the "Printing By Hand" book, I decided to give one of the projects a try. The technique that intrigued me the most was one that is quite simple and it's actually REALLY fun to do. I think the reason it's so fun is because there's a quick turnaround from concept to completion of the project... so almost right away you can see the project come to life (and not all projects are this way!!). I typically need that immediate gratification in a project in order to actually finish it because I don't have a lot of free time outside of work to get through big long projects.
This printing technique requires hardly any supplies at all. I had to go out and buy freezer paper (paper on one side, wax on the other!). The rest of the supplies I had laying around. Paint - check. Brushes - check. Fabric - check! Ideas - check check check! Time... check... (an hour before bed one night).
All you do is draw your design on the paper side.
Cut it out with a blade.
Iron the stencil onto the fabric and then blot the paint onto the fabric.
Play with color!
Try it!! You will not be disappointed!