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No 104 – Fabric painting – Two stencils – Many different ways to use them

Meet the ‘StencilGirl’!

Dear friends of Your Colourful Mind,

today’s post is a bit special: It’s not here! You’ll have to leave this page to find and read it. 🙂

Click on this link to read my post:

Come and join me at the ‘StencilGirl Talk’

If you love stencilling, you’ll – sooner or later – meet the ‘StencilGirl’.

That’s what happened to me some months ago when I surfed the Google-universe in search for new stencilling ideas and tools.

Mary Beth Shaw founded the US company StencilGirl Products some years ago.

Having hand-cut her own stencils for years, Mary Beth entered  the stencil design business in 2010 after her students asked if they could purchase some of her designs.

Today StencilGirl Products sells more than 900 stencils designed by a team of talented artists.

The company not only sells a huge variety of artistic stencils, it also runs the well-known blog ‘StencilGirl Talks where stencil-enthusiasts from all around the world share their experiences and project ideas.

I was very excited when I got the opportunity to join the talk by contributing a guest post!

It’s been published today!

If you wish to read the post, CLICK on this link:

And bring some time along – to get to know ‘the StencilGirl’, and to study all the other blog posts and the many stencilling tutorials!

I’m looking forward to meeting you at the ‘StencilGirl Talk‘,






No 102 – Fabric painting – New book – Order YOUR FREE COPY

Are you looking for new and effective ways to reduce stress and to relax? – FABRIC COLOURING IN could be YOUR SOLUTION! 🙂  

Dear friends of Your Colourful Mind,

In March 2017, I published the first book in my series of fabric-painting guide books, Your fast & easy guide Number 1: The Basics.

I still remember very well how excited I was on the launch day!

Today, I’m very excited again!

My new book, the second in the series of guide books, has just been released! 

It’s called ‘Your fast & easy guide Number 2: Fabric Colouring In’.

Cover book 2 – Fabric Colouring in – Fabric-painting book series









What’s the book about? And what is Fabric Colouring In?

Adult colouring books are very popular because many stressed-out people value colouring in as an easy way to relax.

Fabric painting is also a very relaxing activity but – compared to colouring books – it’s more creative and more productive.

Fabric colouring in – the ‘new’ fabric-painting discipline – combines the benefits of coloring-in books and fabric painting.

It helps you relax and have fun while playing around and creating colourful designs on fabric – without having to have any detailed knowledge or special skills.

While working on the book’s several easy-to-do example projects, you’ll learn how to apply various fabric-painting techniques, simply by experimenting with and exploring the many possibilities of design creation and colouring in on fabric.

How can you download the free eBook or order the paperback

You can easily download the eBookwhich will be for free for a short period of time – or order the paper-book version.

To download the (free) eBook, click on the image above or on this link: 
Another easy way is: just type ‘margot krekeler’ in Amazon’s search line.

Click here to learn ‘How to order books on Amazon’.

The eBook-version is also available at Barnes&Noble and Kobo.

To order the paperback, CLICK HERE.

How can you give feedback about the book?

As a very new author who’s self-publishing on Amazon, I’m very grateful for any and all feedback my readers send my way.

If you enjoyed reading the book and found it helpful, would you consider posting a short review on Amazon?!

To submit a review, just go to the book’s page on Amazon – CLICK HERE – and in the ‘Customer Review section’ at the bottom of the page click on ‘Write a customer review’. Then write your review and click on ‘Submit’.

I really will find your support invaluable – I consider all my reader reviews and feedback so I can continually improve my book.

Thank you so much!

Enjoy fabric colouring in ! 🙂



No 101 – Series: Fabric Painting Techniques – Stamping, Part 17

How to create colourful designs on fabric? – Let stamps, stencils and sprays work together – they’ll do the job!

Dear friends of Your Colourful Mind,

This is the last post in our stamping series.

It’s also the last project in our little series about a set of self-carved rubber stamps. (See Posts No 97, No 98 and No 99.)

Project series – Using round self-carved rubber stamps to create various unique designs

Part 4 – Stencilling, spraying and stamping – in one project.

I had a lot of fun with this project which combined the use of stamps, simple stencils and fabric spray paint.

My supplies for this project:

a T-shirt, the set of round stamps (see above), some round cardboard pieces, fabric spray paints, a sponge brush and fabric paints.

First I arranged and flattened the T-shirt on an old blanket. Then I distributed the round cardboard pieces on the T-shirt.

fabric painting - preparing the spraying
fabric painting – preparing the spraying

Now I started spraying over the T-shirt, using different colours of fabric spray paint.

fabric painting - spraying and stencilling
fabric painting – spraying and stencilling

When I lifted my simple mask-stencils after the spraying, they had left clear blank spots on the fabric.

fabric painting - after the spraying
fabric painting – after the spraying

The final working step was using the stamp set to create colourful round prints over the stencilled (unpainted) areas.

fabric painting - printing with self-carved stamp
fabric painting – printing with self-carved stamp

Have a look at the final result – I love this colourful T-shirt and wear it a lot!

fabric painting - stamping, stencilling and spraying on T-shirt
fabric painting – stamping, stencilling and spraying on T-shirt


Now, that we are at the end of our stamping series – What do you think about it? Have you started to work on your own projects? Do you use pre-made stamps and do you prefer to create your own stamps?

I’d love to hear about your experiences. Share images of your work with us, send them via email! (

If you haven’t started working with stamps yet,

you can give it a try with this easy-to-do fun-project – NOW!

This little tutorial will help you to get started.

 CLICK HERE to download it, FOR FREE.





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No 100 – Your invitation to join the launch team for my new book ‘Fabric Colouring in’

Get a free advance preview copy of my new book, and win great prizes!

Dear friends of Your Colourful Mind,

In March 2017, I published the first book in my series of fabric-painting guide books, Your fast & easy guide Number 1: the Basics.

I’d had it professionally edited, by my very strict editor :), so I knew that any mistakes in the writing, grammar, style and formatting had been corrected before the first readers were holding the books in their hands.

Nevertheless, when the book launch was coming up, I found myself nervously wondering whether all the sections of the book, especially the project descriptions and step-by-step instructions, were clear and understandable – for the the fabric-painting beginner, in particular.

When the first reviews came in and were positive, I was very relieved! From the feedback I’ve received so far, I’ve learnt that my readers think the content is clearly structured and easy to understand.

However, even though the first book went well, I promised myself I wouldn’t launch the next one on my own; instead, I’d ask my readers to get involved and support me even before I published it.

Today I finished writing the second book in the series, Your fast & easy guide Number 2: Fabric Colouring In, and tomorrow my editor will start the editing process.

I’m planning to publish it in either late July or early August

… and I’m contacting you today to invite you to join the launch team for the book.

Think about it:

As a launch-team member, you’ll:

  • receive a free copy of the book, two to four weeks before I publish it
  • be actively involved – and make a huge difference! – by giving me your input and feedback before the book is released
  • have an impact on the book’s success after the release date, by writing a review on Amazon
  • have the chance to win a prize in the raffle I’ll be running at the end of the launch week

I’d be happy to welcome you to the launch team and work with you to make my book better than it’d be if I ‘did it all’ on my own.

To find out more about the launch team and become a member of it, please click on this link: 

Meanwhile, I wish you a good time,