In September 2014, our Fiber Junkies group spent a day over-painting completed or half-completed projects using diluted house paint. The ole' "it can't get any worse approach" for work that wasn't satisfactory the first time around.
We have a tendency not to stick with our designated themes......so when Judy brought out some plain lightweight canvas to share....I created this. The background is house paint and the reeds were done with metallic acrylic paint.
I blogged about the painting process here and again here. However, I didn't keep track of how long the stitching took.
Does it matter? However I can say it was quite awhile! For instance this photo was taken Jan. 10, 2014....but who's counting?!?Because I always secure my work in a QSnap frame when hand stitching.....some of the acrylic paint flaked off during the process.
Mixing up a similar color using several paints and reapplying wasn't a big deal. Because of the weight of all the embroidery....I decided to machine outline stitch the reeds so the work would be securely attached to the backing. The pieced was now quite thick, so rather than mounting onto a canvas frame as I had planned, it was finished with narrow hand-dyed binding. (see below)
SUNRISE AT THE MARSH - 14.5" X 12.5" © 2015
Hand embroidered painted cotton canvas.