Monday, January 19, 2009
Flower garden Wall hanging --Pt. 1
I have decided to put a tutorial on my blog, showing you my steps in making a
"Flower Garden" wall hanging. It will take 2 or three days to finish the center of
the wall hanging. If you decide you want to follow along with this tutorial, you will need a background blue sky (1/4 - 1/3) at the top of the picture -- 1/3 medium green just below the sky - see picture. Note: I put some hills in at the sky line - fussy cutting some varied green fabric - This wall hanging will be rough edged applique and thread painting. I thread painted a few trees along the distant hills - I also appliqued the hills down with a narrow zig zag. As the distance is NOT the focal point in the scene I will not add a lot of different things to this area, although I will add some trees around the little house which will be off in the distance. I am considering adding some water to break the green in front of the hills.
Remember, this is the background so you don't need too much detail. I printed the little house on fabric and painted it with two shades of red so that is will show up well in the piece. I will put more trees, shrubs and possibly flowers around the house and around the lake which I am going to add next.