Katherine's Dabblings

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Part one

of a planned 3.  I'm not religious but really like images of Madonna & Child and saw an article in a book which inspired me to have a go with my version. 

The base is a piece of board (21cm x 26cm) which has been covered in black velvet and painted.

The image was printed onto Decal Waterslide paper and transferred to copper sheet.  This was supposed to be stitched using the free motion stitching on my sewing machine but the guage of the copper was too thick really so I only ended up doing a small amount on the image by hand but did stitch the border on the machine.

The celtic knot and roundels are made out of copper and embossed.  Coloured with alcohol inks and glass paint.

The copper borders have been inked, machine stitched and a string of beads added.  Right, off to look for some thinner copper sheet and practise my free motion stitching as it isn't as easy as it looks on Youtube! Lol!