CT Publications. I was so excited that I actually won something and, that I would be getting some of this Lutradur in my hands! The new monthly challenge came around and it was to use something transparent. See previous post for my entry. BUT! - I had this idea spinning in my head and it just had to come out! So I sent a second entry using the Lutradur (seems only right anyway) and well I just love it, even though it is a second entry, it meets the requirements. Wish me luck a second time around.
First I tried to print on the Lutradur but my printer does not want to cooperate, not that it couldn't be the operator mind you. So I took a pencil sketched out as best I could the picture I had in mind, right on the Lutradur. Thought hmmm markers? tried it no too light my markers are old! OK well how about Twinkling H2O's I truly love that paint. OK well that was nice enough but it still lacked POP! So I added a little acrylic paint. Have you ever noticed that yellow acrylic paint is so thin???!!! So I added a few more layers of paint. Topped it off with a little bit of detail with my black Sharpie pen.
And then WOW came to me and my bright ideas! What if I machine stitched it with pretty variegated rayon thread that I bought about 5 years ago (yeah I am not kidding) and never used. So I did, well that opened a whole new can of worms! I have never really done this sort of thing before so I was winging it. It seemed like it took forever and a day but finally I was happy with the stitching. Oh how I wish I could free motion stitch on my machine! I also added some fine netting to the center that I hand stiched down and cut slices in it to add more texture. So because I love shinny glittery things I added a bit of stickles which I bought last year and guess what - yep never used! Ouuuuhhhhh I like it! I then after searching high and low found my heat gun and went to work melting the Lutradur, that wasn't enough! So I got out my wood burning tool and melted more! My hubby asked me if I was trying to get high? LOL I was outside but it still smelled over his spaghettie sauce! So there I was, sitting here at my computer and thinking it needs to say something! So I did a search for quotes, and poems and found this lovely poem and borrowed it. Here is the link to the original poem. The author is unknown so I am thinking it is OK to use, but I really wish the author would come fourth. It almost sounded like Isabel Fiske Conant from back in the 1930's but I guess it isn't hers. I just wrote it out on a piece of loose woven muslin with my trusty Sharpie Pen and hand stitched it on. I think my youngest daughter may like this but I am not sure she changes like the wind!