Monday, September 27, 2010
Painted and Embroidered Mini's
I wanted to use that paint embroidery combo again but this time on framed canvas.
These are my Autumn leaves.....
I painted the canvas first and then embroidered on the detail.
I bought little framed canvases at the dollar store...I think it was $2 for a pack of 3. They measure 6 x 6 inches square.
We lightly sketched out our design in pencil...as you can see my son uses a heavy hand like most kids with the pencil, the paint covers most of it.
We then began painting our background in.
Make sure to paint the sides as well as we won't be framing these guys.
We used acrylic paints for good coverage.
When you are finished let dry.
Then we started to embroider....you can go over outlines, add texture stitching, or even add extra embellishment.
I think the boys did a great job.....my daughter is still embroidering her starfish..she's adding lots of detail.