Friday, 26 June 2020

Cranes and Doodlewash

WIP - I've started work on a picture of cranes for an embroidery. I drew the pictures digitally, printed them out and as the design is bigger than the A4 paper I had to join several sheets together. Then I transferred the design to fabric by using a light box and a Pilot Frixion Erasable Gel Ink Pen. The pen lines can be ironed off if they have not been covered up by embroidery.

Also on the theme of cranes, I used the same birds for a Spoonflower fabric design and added a digitally altered watercolour background. I entered the design into their weekly contest, I came 491st out of 769 designs and received 32 votes. The winner got 393 votes!

The design showing a single repeat and below as a repeating pattern.





Part of the A3 page

Happy Paint Party Friday


  1. Beautiful art. I love the cranes and the design you made. Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

  2. I am always so impressed with your art. The cranes have perfect body structure and movement. Everything else has extraordinary colors. Have a great weekend.

  3. seals with buttons, repeated circular shapes this week, a mandala on the yoyo... how wonderful! I've never tried to print on spoonflower but want to. I just do at home printing on treated fabric. Is your fabric true to color you painted? LeeAnna at not afraid of color

    1. I’ve not had the crane fabric printed at Spoonflower yet so I don’t know how true to colour it will be. I have on occasion been disappointed with the colours on other fabrics I’ve had printed although I think they have improved over the years. And which fabric you choose makes a difference, I love the velvet but it is very expensive.

  4. All great pieces, but I especially love your cranes!

  5. Ich bin wieder so bgeistert von den Kranichen und die Musterungen davon. Alle andere sind wunderschön geworden!
    Fasznierend es an zuschauen!
    Lieben Gruss Elke

  6. Very complicated but result is very pretty!
    Lots of art this time,
    have a good week!


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