Friday, April 2, 2010

New Cross stitch

I have been getting books of antique samplers to get ideas to make my own.
I saw this piece as part of a larger sampler and wanted to do it by itself as a pillow.
I think it would make a nice pin keep piece to show off the border better.

Here is a photo of the piece, after I finished it.



Here is it, after I sprayed with walnut ink. I like the antique look, but not the flat finish. Wanted it to be more spotted in places to give the look of water damage. I will have to try it outside with the sun, that seems to lift the stains into the piece, more than drying in a dryer. I may do this with a saying and/or date in another try. Let me know what you do and don't like about it, so I can practice more on designing, cross stitch pieces.

19 comments:

Laura said...

I really like this piece! Great job designing it.

paulette said...

Gorgeous!! Just lovely!
Paulette

Lynn @ Painting Thyme Needfuls said...

Love it as it is Deb!
Hugs,
lynn

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

I love it stained and all..you did/do a wonderful job..:)

Kathie said...

beautiful, I love it stained too, sure gives it the aged look we love :)
Kathie

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

What's not to love about this piece? As usual, everything you show is something I would want to stitch.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Debbie ~
I think you did a great job and your finishing is lovely. I think it will look even better if you give it that water stained look.
Happy Easter to you and all your loved ones ~ two and four legged.
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

Lori said...

Debbie your piece is wonderful!! Great design and aging.

Joanne said...

Great piece - liked the stained effect.

Margaret said...

I love it! Maybe give a deer a bit more definition? But it's also great as is!

appleberrycottage said...

I like it! If you're looking for a spotted effect on staining, try putting the stain on a foam brush, then dab the brush on a few areas lightly.
Laura

primitivebettys said...

Looks pretty & prim to me! :)

Miz T. said...

I love this just as it is. I have not done spray antique, but wonder if you would get a different effect if the fabric was damp so the antiquing would "bleed". But then again the thread colors might bleed too!

I'm glad you made it through the floods ok and hope that repairs in your area are swift. Isn't amazing how powerful raindrops can be when they gather together?

Deb said...

I think that it's wonderful! I wouldn't change a thing on it! And I'll have to try drying my staining outside. I've been using the oven, but outside may work just as well too!

Aunt Polly's Attic said...

I love it! Are you getting used to your cross stitch program yet?

Teresa

Quilt Hollow said...

Boy do I like when you age your stuff!

Sonnja said...

It's wonderful!
Bear regards,

Beertje Zonn

Cat Haven Crafts said...

Ohhhh! Love it. Very Scandidavian looking. Just beautiful.

Carrie P. said...

Very pretty. I do like the border too. And I like the darker look too.