Monday, October 20, 2014

Pine tree

I've been working on a pine tree. A special request from a relative. She has a mountain cabin and wants a little wall art!
I'm happy and pleased to be asked.

This piece began with a painted piece of cotton. I enjoy painting fabric. This time I wet the fabric with a spray bottle first (after laying it on plastic)
I use cheap acrylic paint and mix little bits of paint with water and go to town with brushes and sponges. It's fun to experiment and play!
It makes a nice background for my tree.
After the background dried I painted a tree.

When those two painting sessions were complete I prepared fabric and fusible pieces. These were cut up in little bits and ironed on here and there. ( I may add more. We'll see!)

The flying geese pieces are pinned up waiting to be a border!

Next up.....
Free motion thread doodling......as I like to call it.  ;). Doodling is a word that makes it sound fun, simple, free form.....

It all comes together little by little. 
I've enjoyed having this tree hang in my sewing room! Just might have to make one for me!

3 comments:

  1. I love the fabric you painted, and that tree is absolutely beautiful! :0)

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  2. Beth - this is terrific! She's going to love it! You deserve one too!

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  3. This is so darn cute!!! Will you adopt ME if I have a mountain cabin???

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