This is another piece of embellished fabric from my ever-ongoing 'to-do' list, done as a demonstration for a Paintstik Class I taught over a year ago. See more about Paintstiks - click here) I used three colors of paintstiks; periwinkle blue, copper and silver metallics. I applied a bit of subtle texture with the copper and silver metallic colors, using a small vegetable bag made out of plastic mesh. It made the small teeny tiny dots of copper color. With the silver, I just drew on some big, loopy swirls, and with the purple-blue color, I drew simple free style lines all over this 'blank canvas' of fabric.
Since my foiling supplies were still handy - hanging out on the table, (cuz I hadn't put them away)... they got added into the mix!
I cut two larger crosses from this fabric. These are about 5" x 8" as compared to my mini-bookmark crosses, sized at about 3.5" x 4.5" or so from my paper-fabric. (seen below)
I really love this deep pink and golden rusty-orange-pink tones, and I think it looks good with the copper accents, too.
|For sale in my Etsy shop!|
For finishing, and to make the piece so it can be hung on a nail, I cut a small piece of ribbon, placed it in the middle, and finished with a remnant of fabric in the shape of small heart to cover up the glue. (above)
The best needle is a 90/14 topstitch - titanium if you have it. If not, then a 90/14 microtex or metallic needle will work very well, too. This needle will even pierce through the glue substance that is the base for the foil. That's what a good, sharp needle will do - pierce cleanly, through all four layers; fabrics, batting and heavy paper.
Also, it's very important to replace the needle often in these circumstances. Paper (and dried glue) will dull a needle, very, very, quickly. Want to know more about needles, tensions and threads? See my "The Thread Tango" post here!
And what to do with the leftovers after cutting out the two crosses? Hearts, hearts... hearts. I'm a tad tired of hearts ~ at least for awhile, anyway! And zig zag stitching, too. But -- I am so glad to have them in my "Ta-Dah-Done" pile!
If you'd like to see more about how I make these zig zagged edges, visit my postcard zig zag tutorial ~~~ here!
Thanks for checkin' it all out!
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