Hi everyone and welcome. Jenny here to share my DT project for this month using the upcoming IndigoBlu stamp release ‘Rain Droplets’ and the new IndigoBlu stencil ‘Laurel Leaves‘.
Wondering where the stamping is on this? Thought it would be an idea to show how you can use stamps and stencils to create a stitching template on fabric. I’ve stamped the Rain Droplets upside down straight onto some plain cotton calico in Stazon ink and stencilled the leaves over the top in ‘Peppermint Tea‘ English Cottage Artist’s Acrylic Paint. Then it has all be painstakingly (and very enjoyably I might add) embroidered over – not hugely technical but very effective I’m sure you’ll agree! The butterflies and dragonfly come from the ‘Butterfly Collector’ stamp set and were stamped onto painted fabric (‘Wimberry Pie‘ and ‘Postbox Red‘)before being shaped and embellished with beads.
Before I share some close ups a word or two about the frame. The finished embroidery was mounted onto an IndigoBlu MDF square but needed something more so I flipped an 8×8 canvas, covered the edges in masking tape and Fine Modelling Paste before adding a coat of ‘Frosty Sky‘ Paint. Some dry brushing with ‘Grandma’s Teacup‘ and ‘Park Lane‘ Paints helped to emphasise the texture and provide the perfect border.
I hope you feel inspired to look at using your stamps for more than just papercraft and would love to see what you come up with.
Before I go just a reminder that IndigoBlu will be at the Stamp Magic show in Doncaster this coming Sunday 18th October and it would be fantastic to see you there. I promise to bring this little picture along with me on the day and will be demoing throughout the show.
For now and whatever you’re up to have a great weekend and take care of yourselves.