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Topic: From Black Velvet Landscape Painting to Tote Bag  (Read 41445 times)
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« Reply #20 on: May 07, 2006 06:40:07 AM »

that is totally brilliant!!! 
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craftworkbook
« Reply #21 on: May 07, 2006 06:00:46 PM »

That is REALLY cool!

I tried a canvas (painted) that I "removed" from the stretcher and tried to make it into a bag,
but the gesso gave me some problems.....

I LOVE yours...................

Did you hand sew it?

I did not hand sew it.  I did the sewing on my machine.  I did use a thick needle, that said it was for Denim, and used thick thread to sew it with.  I think the black velvet may have some advantages to a traditional painting because it is not primed with gesso.  I can imagine that the gesso might cause some issues, as there were a few points when sewing it, where the paint was really thick and the fabric folded over, that I was a bit afraid for the motor of my sewing machine.  But it worked out okay.

One nice thing about sewing the painting was that because it was pretty stiff and the velvet wanted to stick to itself, that it did not need to be pinned very much.  Another technical note is that I managed to put the bag together with out ironing the painting.  I am not a hundred percent sure, but I think the acrylic paints would not have held up well to ironing.  Smiley   (And I didn't want to crush the velvet.) Luckily the painting just kind of folded into place.
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« Reply #22 on: May 08, 2006 02:06:01 AM »

Great interpretation of the theme, great idea, great execution....wow.
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« Reply #23 on: May 08, 2006 08:26:06 AM »

what an amazing idea...stroke of genius, I'm tellin ya! (applause)
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« Reply #24 on: May 08, 2006 06:24:35 PM »

Wow!
Very nice.
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« Reply #25 on: May 09, 2006 06:55:35 AM »

You win my award for creative thinking!  What a fantastic idea!
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« Reply #26 on: May 09, 2006 01:23:15 PM »

wow - i love it soo much
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« Reply #27 on: May 10, 2006 02:35:01 PM »

Love it,  love it,  love it
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« Reply #28 on: May 10, 2006 11:40:48 PM »

There is one of these pictures in my mom's basement. I might have to scoop from  her!!! It's a really neat idea. P.S. I love your shoes, they even match the bag!
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oddtraveler
« Reply #29 on: May 12, 2006 09:22:59 AM »

This is the second thing I've seen in this challenge that I've thought "gee, if I saw that in a store, I'd buy it!" Take it and run with it!
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