Friday, January 13, 2012

A Tip ~n~ A Stitch

The stitching contained in this post is NOT perfect.
Viewing some of these pictures may cause anxiety.
Proceed with Caution :)

I was experimenting with a tip that I got from my good friend Pumpkin Pie Painter.
She told me that I could use Anne Sloan's paint as a primer and then use flat, regular paint over that.
She was RIGHT!!!

I painted this frame with a coat of Paris Grey.

I only have two AS color paints--Paris Grey and Old White.  I did not want this frame to be either one of them.  I just wanted it to be black.

So I got out some Wrought Iron Folk Art Paint, and painted over AS Paris Grey.
I only needed one coat of the Wrought Iron.
After it dried completely, I sanded it and put some Fiddes & Son's Jacobean Wax over  it and buffed it up.

I wanted to stitch a verse on muslin to go in the frame.
This is how I do my stitching on muslin.

I first took the 5x7 paper that comes in the frame out and wrote the verse on the back of it to see if it would fit.
I then used that as a template for writing the verse on the muslin fabric.
I did trace around the glass on the fabric to give me a guideline of where the verse would fit.

I began stitching. 
Each of my letters are not perfectly the same, neither are they perfectly straight.
I wanted to highlight some words, so it is stitched with two different colors.

Of course I am one that loves old looking fabric.
So I tea-dyed my final product to give it some age.

It is hard to see the tea stain in the fabric, but I think it turned out just right.

I ironed it and stuck the muslin to some sticky board I bought at Joanne Fabrics.
The frame is aged along with the stitchery.
The two look fantastic together....just the look I was going for.

I am so glad I can use other colors over Anne Sloans.
That really helps to give me some options on some other craft projects

Thanks Pumpkin Pie Painter!

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  1. Your stitching looks good to me:-) This turned out so cute. Thank you so much for the tip about painting right over ASCP. I'm limited on the colors I have too and never even thought about this.

  2. I think it looks great. Honestly, if you hadn't mentioned imperfections, I wouldn't have noticed. I was looking at it as a whole, and I love it.

  3. I love it! And I don't see anything wrong with your stitching. This is such a nice, vintage appealing piece! Thanks for sharing it! Hope you have a great weekend! Hugs

  4. You have absolutely no need to apologize for your stitching...it's wonderful. I love how you used the different colors and the frame is perfect.

    Have a great day!

  5. This is wonderful and I see nothing wrong with your beautiful stitching. Love that you used different colors.
    As a side note, I would love this perfect or imperfect! What a wonderful style you have either way!

  6. Wow! I think it looks great. You did a wonderful job. Blessings!

  7. Wow what a great project! It turned out great! Thanks for visiting me at simplyhomecents and for your sweet comments. I am following you as well love your blog! Tabitha @ simplyhomecents.blogspot.com

  8. I love it!!! I use to stitch samplers years ago! I think your stitching is perfect. The color is great. Beautiful.
    Hugs Rosemary...

  9. Silly girl, don't you know that imperfections are what makes them awesome? That being said, I didn't happen to see any. :) Great project and I love how it turned out.

  10. I think it's beautiful and, besides, you don't want it to look cookie cutter-ish! Your stitching is lovely, the frame is perfect and the verse is the best!
    (popping over from Knick of Time!)

  11. Oh, Tammy, I think it's FANTASTIC!!! LOVE it and all the great things you stitch!!!!

  12. I really like this. That's a great verse to keep before my eyes. Thank you for teh tip about using Annie Sloan paint as a base - I may use that hint soon.


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