Painting on Fabric
Happy weekend everyone!
In between packing and laundry this week, I managed to get in a little bit of time to work on a piece for Paint Party Friday
I sketched some designs on fabric and started painting the flowers with watercolor pencils.
Then I used 6 strands of embroidery floss to split stitch around the flowers.
I painted the leaves with acrylic paints, added the burlap scraps and sewed around the edges.
It's looking like it might be a good cover for a journal, I haven't decided yet.
I'll probably add some more beads too.
Finally, in my last post I mentioned I was working on my first 3/4 face.
Here's a little peek of the sketch in my moleskin journal.
Not sure I have all the dimensions correct, but I think I'll work with it and maybe my next attempt will be better.
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Your flowers are wonderful/ I love the colours and the stitching around them certainly makes them pop.
Very pretty and really WOULD make a lovely journal cover.
Really good 3/4 face. I can never get mine right at all but this is lovely.
Wishing you a beautiful weekend Becca!
You've got that 3/4 face right on!
Have a nice weekend! :)
From one crazy cat lady to another,
Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams
Your face sketch looks great!
Happy PPF! Helen @ Natures Walk
And this palette is divine with its complementary blue and orange flowers!
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Great work on the 3/4 profile, those are tough.
...and your 3/4 face looks so nice, too!
I do luv that embroidery, the painted flowers and stitchery is gorgeous, nicely done. Ithink it would look lovely as a journal cover and without doubt entice one to ask about it.
lUV the sketch.
There's still time to get in on my give away.
I love the combination of fabric painting and embroidery! Fantastic. I've started using watered-down acrylic paint to paint muslin, and I can't help but think that your design would make a gorgeous scarf!
I know how you feel about moving. There's so much going on, on so many levels. There's the work of it, and the emotion - both sadness and excitement. Anyway, Seattle looks lovely.
happy packing! Karen
Becca, I had a 'system' for following blogs (involving the bloglist on my photo journal) and, this year, it's simply not working; so, now, in the reorganization, I've become a new 'follower'. Silliness - that's what it is - because I have been following along for ages, now. =]
Yup! Silliness! =]
And your sketch is looking great, too.
Happy (late) PPF!