Having spent several days in an experimental mode with paint, I’ve decided that if I don’t figure out some projects right away, I may never do it.
Stencil play was first up, because I knew what to do immediately. I painted up these little 6″ squares and plan on putting a few beads on each one.
They are all a bit different, but I think the beads will personalize them just a bit more.
I used pink, purple, several shades of green and metallics…non-traditional Christmas colors. And I have non-traditional beads to add in random spots.
And here’s a detail:
So that’s all squared away…just a matter of finishing the beading and deciding whether to add hand or machine stitching or just mount on small canvases.
Then I grabbed the most colorful fabric that I printed leaves on. The leaves are black and gold-ish and I’ve stitched around them with rust thread.
I thought I wanted beads on the leaves, but my daughter thought not. Not even any yarn embellishment. She was okay with the idea of more/different/shiny threads and more quilting. I’m very undecided on this one.
Here’s a close-up—what do YOU think?
No more extended experiments for a little while. I have some projects with deadlines. I may be able to incorporate some of what I’ve just learned, but finishing comes before experimenting and I don’t have a lot of time for any possible failed experiments!
I’m participating in Off the Wall Friday at Nina-Marie’s blog. Come join us and see who’s doing what this week!