A Heartful Finish

MarveLes Art Studios Blogs, Mixing It Up 25 Comments

Several weeks ago, I posted about my Graffiti styled fabric, painted with acrylic paints, applied via the bubble wrap… and some fun writing with a large Sharpie pen. This is how it began:

I was tired of moving this piece around in my studio, wondering what it should be.  So… it was time to ‘cut-it-up!’  A dance party with my scissors… but no need to cut a rug! 

Ribbon selections:

Finished with a zig zag stitch on the edges…

And wildly quilted in plain black thread.

Further embellishment with Jones Tones silver, copper and gold foil…

This fabric was heavily painted and dyed to begin with, when I began by applying the Jacquard Dye-na-flow paint/dye.  Then the further addition of the acrylic paint using the bubble wrap as a print.  That made this fabric a challenge – one in which the needle didn’t always penetrate well, even tho I used a 90/14 Titanium Topstitch needle (from Superior Threads).  But I kept at it.  I’m determined that way.  And mostly it worked out, and when it didn’t… I traveled that road again!  And it worked just fine; some of the zigs missed… but I’m okay with it.  It goes with the graffiti style!

For now.

All of the hearts are backed with cardstock, for durability and stability.  They are great as bookmarks, graduation or anytime gifts or thank-you’s.  They are wild – but that is precisely the point!  ALOT of fun!

Orange and red are hard colors to photograph.  They tend to look garish-like. 

Although I am a little tired of hearts… having this piece of fabric result in a finished project(s) feels dang good!!

Praises for another project that crossed the FINISH LINE! YAY YAY YAY!
What are you planning to finish today?
JUST ~~~ Begin!

Comments 25

  1. What a brilliant idea. Very effective.
    Thanks for letting me take a peek even though I'm so late.
    Have a great weekend Neesie #30

  2. hi neighbor…wow…i love to see others creative juices flow…I admire those who God has gifted with such creativity. Very cool idea…blessings to you.

  3. Hi Lesley – such great art work. i am so not creative so its great to find sites like yours where one can ogle all the great works. Thanks for linking up on Winsome Wednesday. I hope to see you there next week 🙂
    God bless

  4. I have just finished cataloging some new stamps that I have had laying around since last year. Been using them just not catalogued.

    Lovely hearts, so bright and beautiful


  5. Thanks so much… trying to figure it all out! So appreciate you stopping by; what a sweet treat!

  6. Thanks Angela! Believe me, it wasn't planned! But that is exactly what makes it so much FUN!!! Thank you for letting me know!!

  7. I@m guessing this is woyww, but only coz of the comments, sorry if it isn't, whizzing round to see what's going on! Love the hearts, Thank you for my snoop!Have a great crafty week. HaPpY WoYwW!

    ((Lyn)) #19…I think!! vwery looooooooooooooooon word code! third try!

  8. thank you Jan! It is a fun idea… and pretty darn simple, to boot! It was great having you — come back again!!

  9. What a fab idea – I loved the end result! I would never have thought of all the details you've put on there, but it's so clever and effective 🙂
    Hugs, LLJ #74 xx

  10. Yes, they take a little getting used to! Out of the 'zone' but a good exercise in going beyond that box I put myself in! I don't glue the cardstock, but very, very lightly with a gluestick, just enough so I can stitch it without it slipping. Thanks doll! XO

  11. If only I had a bit more! LOL. Yours will finish in good time, I am sure, Holly, and will be very cool, I know! Thanks so much ~ XO

  12. Thank you May! They're a little different for me, but fun anyway! Thanks for following; it's great to have you here! XO

  13. Thank you Franka! I enjoyed having you! I would love to take a look on your blog – see you there!

  14. Hi Anette — thank you! I back the hearts with scrapbooking-type cardstock. It's the last step before stitching the outer edges with a zig zag stitch. That way people who give them (or receive them!) can write on them, also.

  15. Stunning work, Wow!! those hearts are fantastic… you clever lady, Have a great week, Hugs May x x x x No14…. just clicked to follow your blog fab work x x x

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