It was like Christmas had come early, and I was slightly frustrated at having to put them to one side and get on with the Festive season. But as all good things come to an end, I now have something new to look forward to!
I have started making a couple of pieces using printing technqiues. The first is 'feathery' themed, as I am currently addicted to feathers (on Pinterest, where I have a burgeoning board).
I have painted the background using Koh-i-noor dye paints, then have stamped over with homemade stamps, thermofaxed some feathers in differing sizes, and as you can see in the top right hand corner, I have started to stitch! I am using Kreinik's Gold, and I will also be using White Gold and Yellow for this first layer of stitching. These are from the Fine Twist range.
For my second piece, I printed a leaf and stem design using blue screenprinting ink and a freezer paper stencil. I used Plum Fashion Twist and Royal Blue Fine Twist for the first part of the machine stitching:
I will post a few more pictures as I continue!