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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Elephant Art Fabric Collage on: December 09, 2016 06:51:18 PM
Thank you everyone, for the nice words about the elephant, and the warm welcome back!
2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Elephant Art Fabric Collage on: December 09, 2016 11:45:44 AM


It's been a really long time since I've posted here! I've been entirely focused on sewing and crafting for Blythe dolls for the past few years, but For Christmas, my mom has asked me to make her an elephant artwork from fabric, so I've had to switch gears and try my hand at something different.

The design and background are entirely composed of pre-cut 2" fabric squares that are intended to be used in watercolor quilts. I started by sketching the outline of the elephant on freezer paper. Working on the freezer paper, I filled it in with the darker fabrics, which extended beyond the elephant outline, and Mod Podge-d it all together. When it was dry, I cut out the elephant, so it has a nice sharp silhouette. (The freezer paper peeled right off, it was great to work on.) Then I arranged the lighter colored fabrics on a 16" x 20" canvas, moving from very light in the center to a medium tone along the boarders. I Mod Podge-d all of that, and when it was dry, added the elephant to the center, again using plenty of Mod Podge to secure it in place.

After giving it a spray with clear acrylic sealer (to keep the surface from getting tacky, which can be a problem with Mod Podge), I put it into this ready made frame, and it's ready to surprise Mom for Christmas!

3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Felt Badges--I'm on a Roll! on: March 21, 2016 03:25:02 PM
What a great job she did on her cupcake! It made my day to see this!!
4  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Printable Playscale Seed Packets on: May 29, 2014 05:31:03 AM
Ooh, cute! I'm going to print these right now!
5  MASTER CRAFTSTERS / BERNINA 3 Series / Re: Storage Jar Labels using the BERNINA 380 on: May 28, 2014 02:56:42 PM
Thanks for featuring this as the current project of the week! I still love these jar labels and use these jars all the time. If you don't have a sewing machine that embroiders words, you could hand-embroider them, or substitute cotton fabric for the felt and use rubber stamps to stamp the words.
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Birdy Pouches on: February 02, 2014 04:14:22 PM
Thanks, I'm honored!
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Fish placemats on: December 21, 2013 01:18:32 PM
I love these! It's cute how the fish are facing different directions. Great as always, Wendie!
8  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Yuki the Magic Bunny - Christmas Photo Fun on: December 13, 2013 06:04:37 AM
I love Yuki, she's so beautiful! These pictures are precious.
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Felt Ipad mini case on: November 02, 2013 06:12:00 PM
Congrats on being a featured project, Wendie!! That's so great!
10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Pretty, large bag <3 on: October 27, 2013 10:51:50 AM
So nice! It looks really professional, you are quite the seamstress, Wendie! I love the tags you added.
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