Tuesday, August 21, 2012

DECISIONS ~ Choosing the backing ? ? ?

My Prairie Schooler's  
'Father Christmas' Ornaments... 
I am making progress as I had surgery on July 18th 
and simply had NO desire to do much 
of anything for about 3 1/2 weeks.
I am feeling back to normal and back in the saddle.
 4 are stitched, but no backing.  
Must make a decision.
Can't get started until that is made. 

 I will be using the 'envelope' method
 Marly has shown in one of her tutorial blogs. 

This will probably be my choice.
I like the rambling vine with berries design.

That looks too busy, 
but I like symmetrical designs 
and to me I see snow flakes.

Both have been stained with my 
coffee, clove, vanilla & cinnamon grungy mix.  
That is why the snow flakes pop cause the stain 
was resisted and not absorbed as it was on the 
unprinted parts of fabric.

Also, I must decide what to use for the filling.  Hmmmmm!

What say You???

Monday, August 13, 2012

'Girl in white with Cat' is framed...

Just finished another faux grain painted frame ...
I think it looks good for my representation of 
'Girl in White with Cat'...

Have listed the painting & frame on my ETSY

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Monday, August 6, 2012

A Folk Art Portrait rendition ~ Mary Briggs

Just finished my rendition of this Folk Art Portrait
by an unknown artist of Mary Briggs ~ 1840.
It has been painted on an 8" x 10", Acid Free,
Double Primed Canvas Board. 

Also, I painted the Faux Grained Frame, 
which was made by one of my friends and her hubs, 
Joanne and Frank who live nearby in Victorville, CA.

Of coarse the VFA watermark is not a part of the painting.

I truly enjoyed doing the profile of this precious little girl.  
Now I am looking and searching to do another.
I really do not know why it took me so long to bite the bullet. 
Now I Gots to finish my 4th X-stitch Santa Ornament from
the 'Prairie Schoolers' Father Christmas collection 
with 4 more to do after this one.
I am determined to have all 8 done by November.