Fleur

This week’s theme at Wednesday Stamper is Flowers.

I did this piece.

Fleur

I started with a piece of undyed raw silk.  First, using white fabric paint, I stamped vintage looking text randomly across the fabric.  Then I transferred some vintage botanical flower engravings from transparency onto the fabric, using matte medium.  I used Stitch Witchery to attach a vintage doily that I found just this morning at a yard sale on the the fabric.  Then, I attached the girl’s face (from Paper Whimsy) and stitched over and around it with gold metallic thread several times.  I attached the strip of dark green hand-dyed velvet underneath the girl with Stitch Witchery and then stamped the word "fleur" on the piece of celadon green ribbon and attached it to the velvet the same way.  At this point, the background looked too white, so I put a silvery wash all over the silk on top of the stamping and transfers. After that dried, I mixed some white fabric paint with a small amount of a celadon green paint — just enough to tint it slightly — and overstamped with vintage text again.  For the final touch, I sewed on a halo of green beads and the vintage Mother of Purl buttons.

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15 thoughts on “Fleur

  1. O my this is really gorgeous! Love all the elements you added, great sewing too. I have to go looking for doilies at the thrift stores now 🙂

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