Saturday, July 19, 2008

Shadow Appilque'

I'm finished with Madam P's dance flowers, it was a simple project that she will have forever. After the glue was dry on the flower placement, I sewed a running stitch around the outside edges of the flowers. I stitched on the edges of the top flower where they overlapped, and the edges of the overlapped flower.
Once all of my flowers were stitched in place with the running stitch, we chose a decorative thread and whipped around the running stitch, staying on top of the work. Applique' is defined as applied on top. Running stitch with the whip stitch is called "outline stitch"I used gold beading thread for the ladies. I needed something fine so it would show the limbs as limbs.

As you can tell, I beaded each shadow picture.


We fitted Luann to the frame then painted the front side black, two of the flowers fell outside the perimeter of the picture but it worked just the same. We glued the edges down, stretching the fabric as we went. Once the glue dried we fixed the picture inside the frame using long staples and bending them inward to hold the object it place. I signed and dated the back, indicating who it was for, and what it was.

I like the way the sheer fabric gives it movement.

C & G Design.

7 comments:

Skeeter said...

I was wondering how the finished product would be....

That is such a crafty neat idea! Great job....

tina said...

Ah gee, I wish I could've seen it all done. It was quite the picture and I know Madame will love it!

Dawn said...

It was super simple, don't know what I'll do with the next go around though.

Jean said...

It looks great Dawn and Madam P!!
Will probably see it soon in person. It will be a great keepsake to bring out great memories later on in life.

Dawn said...

Hi Mom, ended up food shopping today, gotta get ready for Tues. Jack of all trades is complaining of a lack of attention because I'm ahead in post til week from tom. Trying to get to the next raggedy Wed.!!!!!

Jean said...

Dawn what time on Tuesday? Are the kids staying home? If not I an meet you and take the kids or I can keep Jack of all Trades company.

Dawn said...

Ha! I have to be there by 6:15, younger kid is spending the night elsewhere. 1/2 hr to 2 hours, you can come if you want, kids won't come til Wed.