Well I’m getting into my Mixed Media Course with Victoria and I’m loving it. Our first week was creating a book page but I did mine on a canvas, I’ll be working on either canvas’s or calico during the whole course, I will play around with making a book to but really want to create separate pieces. In the first part we had to go foraging for flowers and leaves, use paints and dyes. So on this canvas I used some left over dyes just poured on and moved around, it was a bit pale so I went over it with some watered down paints, just for the background. I pressed flowers and leaves for a week and the added them in. The theme was nest’s using paint , stitch and flowers. I couched down some of my hand made yarn for the branches and then added her thread salad stitch for the nest. Glued down the flowers and leaves and added a couple of egg shaped beads for the eggs. I really pleased with the results although I’m not sure I have the whole composition exactly right, but I still love it .
One of her drawings I totally fell in love with and asked her to draw one for me so I could stitch it. Its not perfect but it was definitely a lot of fun
I’m almost finished last weeks TAST with the lasy daisy stitch, I just have to embroidery the name
Doing Victoria’s course is really opening my eyes to so many more possibilities and I’m looking forward to including what I learn in some felt pieces.
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