Things are heating up for our house purchase
and impending move - two days to go!
I have some work done which I haven't yet taken
pictures of but meanwhile I want to share
a few things I'm doing...
When I decided to do the paper cloth idea,
I also made sure I had back up with familiar material,
meaning just fabric, since I wasn't sure how
the paper cloth would turn out.
So while I made the paper cloth,
I also painted two more pieces of fabric,
one with glue and paint,
one with only paint.
This way I have three green backgrounds
to choose from. Also, the background I don't choose
would still be painted over for the flowers,
which I would applique on to the background.
I'm going with the just-paint fabric background,
using the glue/paint material for the flowers
and the paper cloth for the tree.
Here are some things I was trying out:
|Cheesecloth - dyed and painted|
|I made this to give the background an out-of focus look.|
|This was the trial piece; the actual piece is already on the background.|
|Dyed, glued, sewn - another tryout.|
|Free-motion stitching on a trial piece.|
|Fabric leaf on fabric background.|
|Paper cloth leaf on paper cloth background.|
Next: pics of what I'm finally going with...