Thursday, May 6, 2010

Painted Stitcheries

Today I worked on painting the stitcheries I made.
It is time consuming, not something you can rush, but also fun and relaxing.
I used acrylic paints, watered down and no mediums. After I finished, I put them in the front loader to heat set, then sprayed with water and reheated them again. I do the spray to help soften the paints a bit.

This one is just paint, I will antique it later. I realized that with painting, the pages didn't work, so I will close up those stitches, next.



This one I antiqued, to see how it would look. Normally I antique the piece, after I make it into a wall hanging.



This one I decided to paint first, then I will stitch with black. I think this was much easier for painting and I am not sure if this was actually cotton, it seemed a bit smoother. Now I hope it will be easy to stitch on, we shall see. I used brighter colors, but I think the stitching and walnut, will tone it down. All three of these are from Red Brolly's free stitchery, Catalicious.

7 comments:

Jacque. said...

my goodness woman...is there nothing you can do? These are marvelous! Your colors are great, and the antiquing looks just right.

Karen said...

Very interesting. I had not given thought to using paint with the stitcheries. I have to try this technique.

paulette said...

Wow!! These are stunning!! Incredible how wonderful the colours are! I'm wondering how you antique your work...adds a whole new dimension! Just lovely!
Paulette

Bronwyn ... said...

These really are stunning! And different. I wasn't quite sure what to expect when you described them to me- but I was pleasantly surprised.
Good on you!
Bronwyn...

Betweens said...

These are absolutely gorgeous!! you are amazing and the work that is put into them is so unique.. I love them thanks so much for sharing a wonderful quilting technique

Brenda said...

That is way too cool.
BTW. I still get the replies to your comments back from Mailer-daemon so I'm giving up on on your email! LOL!

Deb said...

There are really wonderful! You do so many wonderful things! I never thought of painting stitcheries, but it really gives them a great look!