Roses!

More flowers from my repro pattern!

I dont wear a thimble and the force I had to use to push the needle through 3 layers of glue hardened linen took its toll by digging a crater in my pointy finger :( Gotta wait till that heals before I do anymore hand sewing.

The linen I used for these was originally white. I stained it with an acrylic paint/glue/water mixture. Its not a red as I wanted them. I had to scrap a batch of stain because the deep blue acrylic paint I used was too grainy and like an idiot, I didnt mix it *before* I added it to the glue/water, so I got spotting smears of dark blue in ever paint brush coat.

Cussing all the way to the sink, I started over and this was the result. Also doubled the wire of the stem on these. I like them and Im sure Ill find something to put them on. I might do yellow next...

2 comments:

  1. Those flowers are so beautiful! Lovely work. What are you going to do with them now?

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