Thursday, 22 April 2010

Elephants x 4

All the same shape and size [20x20cm] the elephants were done in different ways.
Above - painted/stamped [with handmade roller stamp] using acrylics, the elephant was hand embroidered, and padded before wrapping around the canvas frame.
The acrylic painted fabric was very stiff to stitch through!
Below - the same as above but colours and stitching was reversed.
Below - painted/stamped canvas, the pattern was etched into the paint.
Below - painted canvas, etched pattern on grey paint, painted/stamped organza fabric, hand stitched outlines
Part of the 'Layers' collection.

7 comments:

  1. These are beautiful. I love the bright blues!

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  2. In the top two photos... Are the elephants on different fabric and then stitched to the canvas? Im curious how the elephant is so defined

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    1. The top two elephants are on the same fabric, I cut out a freezer paper stencil for the shape, ironed it to the fabric before painting. They are outlined in backstitch whereas for the bottom two I used running stitch.

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    2. What kind of fabric did you use? And what's freezer paper? I really love this idea and would like to try something like this but also want to make sure I go about it in a way to get a quality product. Thanks sooo much. :)

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    3. I used a firm calico [UK - If you are from another country it may be called something else, I think it is muslin in USA & Australia]. This is a good link that explains about freezer paper
      http://www.makeit-loveit.com/2011/01/what-is-freezer-paper.html
      Good luck. Linda

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