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She is such a sweetie.
Friday, February 29, 2008
paper, pencil and pen
watersoluable stabilizer, 2 different weights
using paper and pencil I hand drew a picture on how I want the wings to look. I place the lighter weight stabilizer on top of my drawing and trace it with a black pen. Sandwich: heavy stabilizer, organza and lightweight stabilizer. Stitch around the design or stitch the block edge.
now you want to stitch the outlines of your wings several times.
Normaly when I do freemotion stitching I take my foot off and just use the shank but on these wings I used forward and my back button. I did a crisscross in each section I outlined, back and forth then did a straight stitch to try to catch all the stitches.
now to cut away the excess around the edges and soak in cold/warm water to disolve the stabilizer. Make sure all of the stabilizer is gone, run under water and squish around with your fingers to get rid of all the gumminess.
I stitched pipecleaners on the top and bottom edge of the wings for posing. then I heat distressed using my embossing gun.