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« on: June 25, 2008 09:42:33 PM »

This was my first attempt at working on black as a background, I used Solvy with a white tracing using a Clover water soluble pen.  I with a little experimentation, the best way to apply the solvy was to lightly mist my black fabric with a spray bottle after I ironed it so it was wrinkle free and warm (then a fine mist from a spray bottle) and applied the white traced pattern on the solvy.  I was very hesitant to apply the solvy with my tracing on it for fear that they BOTH would disappear, however, it turned out great, the stabilizer worked like it should and made the tracing stand out wonderfully against black fabric.  Coolness... The result, this test embroidery that I'm giving to a friend in a frame for his little boy's bedroom.  I'm still really not finished, I want to seed stitch the red body paint for more contrast against the black background.  I used the "silk" DMC floss in grey and red and the metallic in the closest that is silver.  (Obviously, this isn't my greatest work, I did it in a couple few hours today.)  Not bad for a simple test.



Oh yeah, it's just an Aunt Martha pattern called Road Rage, I think.  =)

Lastly, any suggestions for framing?  I've never framed any of my work as of yet... My friend's father is creating 2 wooden frames for my gypsy and psychobilly guy, but I've yet to get them in my hands.  Suggestions, do you use foam core as a background to put it in a frame, or something better?
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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2008 10:11:17 PM »

Love it!
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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2008 10:13:17 PM »

I think it's pretty rad. I love solvy so much. The red thread looks great against the black fabric.
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« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2008 06:19:14 AM »

thats really rad!
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« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2008 10:48:25 AM »

so fun!  great job!

everytime i've done framing, I've basically used a smaller piece of masonite that fits into the frame and hot glued the un-shown sides to the back of it - similar to if you were going to, like, upholster something.  Basically, you want to make sure the front is nice and tight.  Putting glass over it is not always necessary and can take away from the detail as well as can sometimes squish the effect of the front.

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« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2008 04:15:20 PM »

so fun!  great job!

everytime i've done framing, I've basically used a smaller piece of masonite that fits into the frame and hot glued the un-shown sides to the back of it - similar to if you were going to, like, upholster something.  Basically, you want to make sure the front is nice and tight.  Putting glass over it is not always necessary and can take away from the detail as well as can sometimes squish the effect of the front.

Good luck! 

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Thanx for the input, what's the difference between Masonite and press board vs foam core?  Anyone?
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« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2008 11:48:49 PM »

love it! I love the black backgroud and embroidery on top!  Awesome
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« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2008 08:46:24 AM »

No problem - I work in a design studio, and I think foam core has a tendency to lose it's strength pretty quickly...  especially if you're trying to strecth things on it or jam it into a frame back.  Smiley 

I'd use foam core if I were trying to spray-mount paper, but I'd be afraid that the glue would bleed through the fabric if I sprayed it.

although foam core is easier to cut, masonite or something to that extent, will get you where you want to be.

so fun!  great job!

everytime i've done framing, I've basically used a smaller piece of masonite that fits into the frame and hot glued the un-shown sides to the back of it - similar to if you were going to, like, upholster something.  Basically, you want to make sure the front is nice and tight.  Putting glass over it is not always necessary and can take away from the detail as well as can sometimes squish the effect of the front.

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« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2008 08:15:49 AM »

I really like this.  The red is so vibrant!!!
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