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Monday, February 23, 2009

tutorial part 2 Winter scene -

I have done some more on this wall hanging - I finished up the background and added snow to the foreground as well as two large trees - these are larger than the back ground trees and help put the background further back.

I then finished thread painting the bushes in the foreground and added a coyote -- I used steam a seam lite and then appliqued the animal with invisible thread .

I then sprinkled the whole scene with white paint using my toothbrush and a piece of card board to do the snow.
I put the acrylic craft paint on my toothbrush and spattered it on a piece of dark paper until it was the consistency I wanted and then carried on spraying the whole scene. I did this 3 times lightly and it looked good.

I squared off the scene, and started adding the first border in medium brown. I Still have the top and bottom to add and then will add a dark blue border 3" wide for the outside.

I will put the last portion of this tutorial in a post when I have added the other brown borders as well as the outside border - Shirley


Sharon said...

Another gorgeous piece, Shirley! Your falling snow is so realistic, I will have to try your method for applying it.

Shirley said...

I use that technique quite often and it makes the winter scenes much more realistic. I appreciate your comment.

Just don't use too much paint- and use a paper to practice on until you are happy with the amount of snow you are getting. It is usually near the end of the amount on your toothbrush.


everythingquilts said...

WOW, I so want to do this. I will definitely be referring back to this post for your techniques. They are so realistic looking. Thank you so much for sharing these techniques with us. Your work amazes me.