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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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