You can find her book here.
I have been obsessed with the Liquitex acrylic spray paints so the section called "Spray It Again, Sam" really appealed to me.
For this little project I took a look at MJ's last book, "Flavor for Mixed Media" and decided to combine the use of spray paint with a layering technique and some hand-stitching using some small left-over pieces of cloth.
I opted to use Maria McGuire's beautiful Doodle It Layered Petals Stencil, first by lightly misting acrylic paint over the canvas with the stencil in place as a resist, then flipping the paint-covered stencil over and, with a brayer, adding the positive image of the stencil. Two for the price of one!
You can find this stencil here.
If there wasn't adequate paint on the stencil I moved it over a piece of parchment, sprayed, and
then brayered it on the surface of the canvas.
I was fortunate to have this small piece of brown embroidered silk left over from another project.
It seems perfect as a layer for my project.
FIrst, I stitched the silk in place with my Bernina 750 QE.
Next, using a variety of neutral colored embroidery threads I
embellished the small construction with french knots and other assorted stitches.
I wanted to illuminate some of the elements of the stencil without covering the marks up completely.
Another bit of good fortune: I have this gorgeous piece of Hoffman batik,
which has all the colors of my canvas, silk, and even the subtle variations of color in my threads.
I plan to stitch the canvas into place and create a small throw pillow with my beautiful cloth
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