Hello! Once again, it's been a while!
Today I have a mixed media canvas to share with a seamstress/needlewoman theme. This one has been in my head for quite some time!
It has lots and lots of layers. I have had this lying on my craft table for a couple of weeks, fiddling and adding layers, until I was happy with it.
To create the layers, I've used old sewing patterns, including the pattern, instructions and the outer sleeve of the pattern.
I've used tickets, string, alphabet stickers, rub-ons, acrylic paint and matte medium.
More texture with a mini sewing spool. Texture paste through a Prima Scissor stencil and a Memory Box ~ Modern Dressmaker stencil for the ruler.
More layers with acrylic paint and matte medium, adding on and taking off. Many, many layers of this, until I was happy.
The lady was created with a Julie Nutting ~ Rita doll stamp. I built her up with layers of the sewing patterns, rub-ons, acrylic paint and matte medium.
I have decorated the deep sides also, with co-ordinating layers to the front. One side uses the dressmaker stencil from the Memory Box stencil mentioned above.
Finally, I finished the whole lot off with a rubbing of gold wax along the edges of the canvas and the raised parts of the canvas and girl.
Thank you for looking.