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« on: May 11, 2010 02:15:57 PM »


I'm FINALLY finished! Me & my crazy ideas...So my man and I are slowly remodeling our home. We are sprucing the place up ourselves since the economy is in the crapper and I am unemployed. There was one wall that I felt needed some art. I came up with the crazy idea of doing a tapestry. Long story short, this was my third and final attempt. I went to Joann's and purchased a yard and a half of canvas and got back to the drawing board...
 I'm currently going through a Mehndi stage. I just love the designs...
So here is how it all started;
First I hemmed & sewed the sides leaving room to insert a dowel at the top & bottom...
I downloaded some Mehndi designs and hand sketched them on the canvas and then outlined the whole thing with black sharpie markers. Then I washed and dried it to get the pencil marks off and ironed it.

then I colored it in with paint & fabric markers and regular markers..

Sorry for the crappy pics
here it it finally all colored in!

then I decided to add some rhinestones & glitter...

Then I went through my jewelry making stuff and made a hanger for it..

And Voila...the finished tapestry up on the wall! :-)


its about 18" wide & 45" tall.
Hope you like it! Thanks for looking :-)
again...sorry for the crappy pics, but what do you think?
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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2010 02:25:34 PM »

This is gorgeous.  It looks like printed fabric!  I am seriously impressed by your free-handing skills.
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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2010 02:34:40 PM »

*This Rocks* Love the colour and design. I would totally hang this in my home. It looks like it was definitely worth the effort.
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« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2010 02:55:30 PM »

Freaking awesome! Rocking this!
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« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2010 02:56:17 PM »

That's incredible! It's so vibrant, I love it. I can't get over the fact that you drew and coloured all of that! Amazing!
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« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2010 03:16:35 PM »

Oh wow, that looks fabulous.
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« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2010 03:24:36 PM »

YAY!!!  Cheesy, Thank You so much everybody!!
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« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2010 04:31:27 PM »

the colours are fantastic and it looks beautiful.
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« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2010 06:22:22 PM »

I would have never have guessed that you made that! It looks beautiful and I would love one on my wall.  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2010 06:51:53 PM »

wooooow! That looks like a lot of work! Very detailed and awesome!
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« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2010 06:53:01 PM »

wisted and rocked!!
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« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2010 07:41:14 PM »

That's so incredibly beautiful, my mind is blown!
Amazing work.


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« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2010 03:52:10 AM »

I Love This!!
I love the bright colours!
It's so beautiful!
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« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2010 04:59:39 AM »

It's beautiful!  You are very talented!
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« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2010 07:19:54 AM »

I so would buy one!!!! You did an amazing job!
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« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2010 10:19:34 AM »

I love it! The colors, the beauty, the beads and all the details - just great! Shocked Shocked
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« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2010 04:40:49 PM »

Love it!
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« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2010 11:09:16 PM »

Wow! it looks amazing.
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« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2010 05:14:38 AM »

that is absolutely gorgeous. i love the design and colors! Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: May 17, 2010 10:20:23 AM »

This is amazing!  Sure to jazz up any wall!
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« Reply #20 on: May 18, 2010 08:35:19 AM »

this is amazing, you did a wonderful job!  great design
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« Reply #21 on: May 18, 2010 09:32:02 AM »

Wow, that is amazing!  The process itself - not the actual work - seems so easy and makes me want to run out to the fabric store for some canvas. 
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« Reply #23 on: May 21, 2010 08:59:19 PM »

 Grin  Wow that it beautiful. I like all the color, yes I know it's part of the design. I have all the matirals at home right now, and think I will take a clue form you and make my own. Thanks for the idea.
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« Reply #24 on: May 23, 2010 09:09:21 PM »

This is so beautiful! What a great piece of work!
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« Reply #25 on: May 27, 2010 11:52:35 AM »

WOw to the wow you have skill girl. I love it and what a great way to put yourself into your room. Thumbs up!
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« Reply #26 on: May 27, 2010 12:11:23 PM »

That's just amazing!!!!  Grin
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« Reply #27 on: May 28, 2010 10:41:47 PM »

Simply stunning!  WOW!
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« Reply #28 on: June 08, 2010 11:13:25 AM »

this is woooooooooooooonder ful! i am in awe of your detail work!

...and i happen to have an old painting/frame that i scored at a thrift store for $10 that something like this would be perfect for. i hope you don't mind if i use you as inspiration!
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« Reply #29 on: June 08, 2010 03:53:48 PM »

that looks amazing! you must be proud!

i've been doing some work to my room and am also feeling inspired by this piece - maybe i'll try out something similar Smiley
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« Reply #30 on: June 12, 2010 08:17:31 PM »

HOLY. CRAP.  That must have taken forever! It looks a.m.a.z.i.n.g!
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« Reply #31 on: August 29, 2011 12:34:13 PM »

:O Seriously fudging impressive! Its absolutely beautiful, so detailed and I love the rhinestones.
I too am going through a mehndi stage, EVERYTHING is being covered in paisley and floral doodles Smiley
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