Waiting For Spring - #5
Pink Borders - What didn't work and what does.
Initially I had thought to stamp or rub some images onto the pink borders and then do some beading or other embellishing around the images. If you look at the test piece below, you'll see that it didn't really work out for me. Very few paints in the correct color palette showed up, and I ended up with blobs instead of flowers. Time to scrap that idea. (No pun intended! Really, I didn't notice it until I after my post was first published!)
This is were percolation had to go into espresso mode. I don't have an unlimited amount of time to finish this project, so while I was working on the green side, I did some heavy duty thinking. I needed something similar in style and theme to the pink side. This is what I came up with:
There are actually three shades of pink going on there. It's made similarly to the body fabric, with tulle, little objects, the fashion fabric, batting and another layer of tulle. In this case, I used two layers of pink tulle. I then selective cut out sections of the tulle, some sections I cut out both layers, some sections only one. This gives me the three different shades of pink. In the sections that have the fashion fabric exposed, I am going to go back and add in beaded flowers by hand. Here's a picture of the actual cutting away of tulle layers:
Right now, I'm still trimming out layers of tulle. Later tonight I'm going to make some bright fuchsia piping for additional trim between the border and body. That will be overcast with gold cord after it is installed - I'll show you that trim when I get it done, most likely Saturday at this point.
Parting Shot: Guess who was in my front yard today? Mr. Squirrel and all his relatives. They were very busy digging up acorns today.
Back to the studio for the rest of the night, tomorrow I hope to get all the little flowers cut out of organza for part of the trim on the green side. I'll show you those, too. The Easter dress will have to wait until next week sometime.