Just a short post today as I managed to get my week 5 TAST sample page done on time last night. This week was Chevron stitch, not one that I have done before and not one that I particularly like that much, so I decided to go more traditional this week. This is a little sample of chevron stitch and fly stitch, stitched over canvas which has hand dyed silk organza laid over it. If you like embroidery and haven’t seen the site yet, it is well worth a look. Many people are linking their blogs and Flickr sites in the comments sections. There is some lovely work being done. I can recommend a visit here if you haven’t already been.
As I am posting I will show the next stage of the velvet pieces. For this layer I sprayed the painted velvet with black Quink ink, a bit scary really as most of the colour was then covered up.
The next step was to get out the bleach and some stamps. I decided to make my own flower/leaf stamp as most of the wooden stamp blocks that I have were not that suitable at this time. This is the result of the background being stamped with bleach and then overprinted with Lumiere metallic acrylic paint. I was a little careless with the sponge and managed to get a couple of dribbles of bleach where they shouldn’t have been but they look a bit like stems so I’m not too worried. Amazing transformation and still plenty of layers to go yet.
It’s still very cold here and, although the snow has been cleared from the roads, the pavements are very icy in patches. Definitely a snuggling up in front of the wood burner time of year at the moment. Wherever you are, stay warm and safe or, for my Antipodean followers, stay cool and safe.