Sunday, March 15, 2009

A new version of the Turkish Rose Pincushion....

Thought I'd share this slightly different version of my pincushion. Instead of stitching the rose in place I only stitched it at the center. First, though, I took a purple permannt marker to the cut-out rose shape and lightly made lines from the center out, then I did the same with a permanent red marker. Next, I took a wet paint brush (do this on a paper towel to absorb any color) and "painted" over these strokes with water to mute the colors. I let it dry and then the center circle was stitched in place and I added some long stitches (Perle cotton) over the colored area. I used the same pink to blanket stitch around the petals of the rose. Finally, I tacked the completed rose to the center of the pincushion for a three-dimensional effect. I was thinking I should have done that to the leaves but I'll do that another time.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

5 comments:

Miss 376 said...

This is really pretty, nice to have a three dimensional look

Pat said...

Very cute effect.....will have to try that one time soon.

Kaye said...

What a good idea, you are amazing! Starting another blog, are your days longer than 24 hours? LOL

Karen said...

Love the pincushions. You can never have too many!

Dionne said...

Very Cute,
Cheers,
Dionne