Thursday, March 27, 2014

Mixed Media

What do I mean by Mixed Media, just that I have been doing a little scrapbooking and a little embroidery. 
Scrapbooking first!
I have been using the Kiwi Lane Design Templates for 11 months and I wanted to try using them a little different.  My first variation was to use them with spray glitter ink. 
I placed them on the paper and sprayed around them.  The next time I will cover the holes with tape, not that the little dots look bad.  Worked well.  The spray wiped off the templates with a little bit of spray cleaner and a paper towel.  I am working on some old pictures from the late 60's and early 70's.  I am not spending a lot of time just short journaling and adding pictures.  Here I used paper, I think the next one I will use card stock. 
My second idea was to punch holes around a shape and then sew it with floss.  The fish is really more noticeable in person.  This was fun. 
First I decide where did I want that fish.
Then I made some holes with a tapestry needle.  I first
marked all the points and all the dips to mark where the
template went in case it slipped. 

Time for more holes about 1/4" a part, as even as possible, then I did the stitching.   I was going to use a lighter blue but it didn't show at all, so I went with the darker.  Where the paper is three layers deep it was a little hard to punch the holes so I stuck my needle in the back of an eraser to I could push without hurting my fingers.  It worked well. 
Isn't he cute! So much better in person.

Here is the progress I made on my little Baby Step Quilt, both sashings done, and the main vine of the border is completed. 
Maybe tonight I can start adding buttons. 
Now it is time to clean up my creative mess. 
Happy Stitching, Scraping and Life.

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