This was for a personal swap for a fellow craftster, who requested a piece by artist Swoon.
This is an overall piece of what I came up with. It's 12 X24, stretched onto a canvas frame. It's on brick red vinyl, with a few pieces of thin red vinyl patchworked over it. I lined the front of the piece with those chair tacks, Ala BrookeOwens, to make a frame.
This is the original:
As you can see, I took the outline and kind of ran with it. I didn't want to do all that fill in!
Here's a bunch more pics:
The thin red vinyl I pieced over the thicker vinyl caused some wrinkles. But I think a graffiti piece invites imperfections.
Here's the hand/face.
close up of my signature and chair tacks:
So this was ALOT of work- about 2 months of figuring out how I was going to translate this piece to embroidery, how I was going to get that picture transferred onto the vinyl, what stitches to use, and when to stop. I learned alot though, and was sad to see it go. Hopefully, my swap partner will post her work she sent to me, it's awesome! Thanks for looking!