Bernice’s Owl

Here is the owl, I basted the T-shirt to the stabilizer so I wouldn’t have hoop burn on the black !  I think embroiders need to realize they can change up the colors too as with the owl, I couldn’t use black for the outlines!

That’s a great hint Bernice!  Color can make so much difference.  Don’t just assume the design you are checking has to be done in the colors shown.

BFC1575 Steampunk Owlbert Einstein

Jim’s Four Seasons and Steampunk Seahorse

Unbelievably, Jim is a relatively new embroiderer!  You sure wouldn’t think that from his work.   The Four seasons are 4 separate sets of designs that can be hung separately or together.

BFC1710 Tiffany’s Stained Glass Four Seasons – Spring

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BFC1836 Steampunk Seahorse

Bernice’s Many stitchings!

Bernice does beautiful work and so much of it!!!  She always amazes me.  I love the way she will put designs together to create a mini scene.

From Bernice.  Although these were done a long time ago I thought I would show them. The thing I love most about BFC designs is that you can work with them, such as the steam from the engine needed to be shortened. I made the scene using the freebie, and sizing the design to fit the yoke, I also used the freebies between the kabuki dancers, Suz is one of my favorite designers.

BFC0325 Japanese Woodblocks

BFC0352 Columbines

BFC0292 Vintage Locomotives

BFC1575 Steampunk Owlbert Einstein
BFC1666 Steampunk Couture

 

My Mixed Media Experiment

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TUTORIAL: MY EXPERIMENT IN MIXED MEDIA

I’m fascinated with mixed media art but have little time to delve in the way I want to.  But I decided I would just do one!  It has a steampunk theme since I had a lot of things I could use in my stash and I really love steampunk.  LOL

I had some canvases that sat sadly alone by my desk waiting for me to use them so I used one for my project.  I was happy with it as it had depth (its canvas stretched on a wood frame) but wasn’t as heavy as a piece of wood would be.  Its 9.5 inches by 10 inches so not so big that I might not finish it but still enough to put lots of things on it.

My next task was to find things to put on it.  I searched every drawer that might have screws, bolts, etc.  I also checked my jewelry pieces drawer.  And the thing I really wanted to see if I could incorporate was Free Standing Lace (FSL).  I have quite a few pieces – you can use any leftovers, even pieces that might not be *perfect*. The FSL can add a lot of texture to your project.

I hope you will have fun following along and creating your own one of a kind masterpiece!

 

I have since done a more *flowery* mixed media. .  It made of a canvas board as my first project, Lace, beads of various kinds – the flowers are acrylic beads, mother of pearl – charms and beads, acrylic leaves, Czech crystals for flower centers.  I painted everything when done with a clear acrylic paint, with fine iridescent glitter.