I am getting closer to thinking this is "painted". The flowers are defined. I had to add another layer of heavy stabilizer to avoid more puckering. Now I tear the tear-away stabilizer off the back and sandwich with a thin batting and have at the background. Caren stippled hers...nicely I might add. I am not very confident in my stippling abilities. You must think about 15 stitches ahead so you don't get tangled up. Maybe if I practice the movement on paper I will see how not to get stuck? Once the background quilting is done the images you've thread painted pop out. I am very excited about this piece and this process!
I really love the magenta on the darker leaf shapes.
- Melissa makes excellent chicken salad!
- Inexpensive air dry clay is cool. These are the miscellaneous bits I made a while ago. I used some small bird stamps on some. I love the idea of the healed heart. I plan to paint them and grunge them up and use them creatively!
- I admire jewelry. I don't wear it though. When I retire, I will wear jewelry. (my take on "When I am old, I will wear purple..."!)