Thursday, May 27, 2010

Patriotic Prayer Stitchery

I finished another one, I do enjoy making these, as you can see.
It is a good brain break but I am starting to get new ideas for things I would like to make and design, but for now, I am content with making things for fun.

This is another design by Tiffany, of Twigs n Sprigs. I start by making her design and then I put a border on.
Then I see what space is left and add my own touches. After I made this piece, I wet the front and then sprayed the walnut ink, full strength. I think it gives it a more aged look. So if you want an overall aged piece, mix the walnut spray with water. If you want a random, water stained and aged look, wet first, then spray onto the piece. I am tempted to keep this one for myself;) I need a new americana piece, but I may do one in applique and stitchery for my drying rack.

8 comments:

Deb @ Crows on the Cupola said...

I love the way your patriotic stitchery turned out...I would be tempted to keep it myself too!

moosecraft said...

Beautiful! I think you should keep this one for yourself! You have been making so much for others... you have to have a piece or two to enjoy too!

Deb said...

Another great stitchery! You are really turning these out one right after another. This one is so appropriate for this weekend. Have a wonderful Holiday!

Karen said...

I have never heard of walnut ink. I do like the aged look.

Lynn @ Painting Thyme Needfuls said...

I love that Deb!Happy Memorial Day!
Hugs,
Lynn

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Every one of your stitcheries looks like a must do! Very nice work!

Kathie said...

this looks so you
great job!!!!
nice to finish another project!
Kathie

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Wonderful stitches you have been making. Beautiful job aging it....Have a wonderful weekend.