Thursday, July 14, 2011
fabric picture redo...
the picture itself isn't bad in form or function, it's just that it kind of didn't go anywhere in my house either.
my house is full, i mean brimming full, of bright colors and this was the picture:
i decided to dig in my fabric scrap bin and see if i could redo this picture.
yep, all of you die-hard puzzle peeps know exactly what this is and what it does.
for everyone else, mod podge is a lovely little coating that can act like a glue or like a waterproofer/stiffener. i have recently been using this like crazy making all kinds of fabric items stiff and waterproof! love it. made some rings out of fabric...anyway, i'm getting off topic.
i started by cutting fabric pieces out to fit the larger areas of my picture:
and here's how pretty the first piece is:
yeah, clearly there is no rhyme or reason to the way i chose where to begin. i am like that: lots of creativity and minimal planning.
you will also start to notice that there is no real color scheme developing: these are all scraps i had from other projects. maybe next time...
i also learned that for the flower pieces, it was easier to apply the glue to the picture, lay my scrap down on it, and then gently cut away the extra. much easier!
(at this point, the middle of my back started killing me from bending over my table)
when all of my pieces were on, i added a top coat of mod podge. this looks slightly opaque when you put it on, but dries clear. also, it comes in a variety of finishes: gloss, satin, and matte, but i only had the satin, so low-sheen it is!