It's a fabric based stamping project and so I've used the DecoArt So-Soft fabric paints to paint in my Santa and also to stamp with. The stamp is from Crafty Individuals CI-396, a lovely traditional image.
I used StazOn to stamp it onto a piece of calico:
and then painted it with the So-Soft paints:
It ends up like this - you can still clearly see the stamping lines, which I like:
Then I put paint directly on the stamp to make a text background:
added some stars cut from CI-374 (I've used these in loads of projects!):
painted them yellow to make them stand out:
Then I took some slightly coarser weave material and stamped more stars in the paint:
and layered it all up:
Start arranging all the twiddly bits:
I then added machine stitching - nothing perfect or neat - it's just like drawing with thread:
and various embellishments:
Thanks for looking!
Loves, love, love this! That's a beautiful red (I don't like orangey reds as so many of them are). Hope to see you at the last M and M of the year if you can make it. XX
Hello Helen loving this santa and he is a real red, Thanks for sharing
How gorgeous and textural Helen !
This is so charming . . . I have a big love of burlap. For so many years it has been so misunderstood :) Your blog is wonderful!
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