Tuesday, December 15, 2020

My Secret Garden Embroidery Hoop Art

 Today I wanted to share my latest Fairy Hugs creation...

Fairy Hugs Store recently released a giant selection of lovely new stamps and this fun home decor piece incorporates many of them. I thought it would be fun to make the swing actually swing so with the help of a few jump rings and a piece of foam core board hidden behind the tree it really swings!

To create this piece:

I started off by stamping Tiana using a stamping platform - stamping each color separately. I then masked her off and stamped the Fairy Swing over top again stamping each color separately. They were then fussy cut leaving an extra 1/2" of paper at the top of each swing rope (more on this later).

Next I created the background papers for the Stonewall, Fairy Steps and Leafy Scrolls by applying the appropriate colors of alcohol inks to glossy cardstock. 

The Stonewall and Forest Steps were stamped onto the grey AI paper and fussy cut. To create the mossy effect I used a VersaMark pen and marked along the bottom edge and at various spots among the stones, sprinkled with Patina embossing powder and heat to set. I stamped a second set of  Forest Steps on a separate piece of white cardstock, colored and cut. The stones on both sides of the steps were covered with the Alcohol Inked stones which was then paired up with and attached to the AI Stone Wall to create one long piece.

Bulrushes were stamped on various pieces of green cardstock by coloring the stamp with water based markers and fussy cut. These were attached to the wall/step unit.

The Moon Tree was stamped on a piece of Kraft colored cardstock then colored a bit more with colored pencils. This was then fussy cut and set aside.

The Leafy Scrolls were stamped on green Alcohol Inked cardstock and the Wild Leaves were stamped on scraps of green cardstock, all were then fussy cut.

All of these items (except for the Fairy & Swing) were attached to the embroidery hoop with liquid glue.

To create the moving swing I mounted the swing to a rectangle piece of foam core board giving it stability. Two holes were punched in the top of the foam core board and eyelets were added. Eyelets were added to a second piece of foam core board was glued to the leaves and embroidery hoop. The swing piece was attached to the stationary piece of foam core board using a series of jump rings. The swing can now move freely!

And there you have it!

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