The countdown is on, only 4 letters left.
Letter T - Tissue Paper - a surprisingly versatile medium.
I started with white paper, added blue acrylic paint and a polymer medium. After it dried, I added a stabilizer to the back using a gel medium to give it more strength so I could then add the embroidery stitches.
Letter U - is for "Upcycled". The definition of upcycling is re-using a material for another purpose (vs. recycling which is about re-using the material for the same purpose).
To make this letter, I gathered up old Christmas cards and tore them into small pieces to make a collage in the U shape, then added a bit of stitching to complete the look.
Finally, Letter V - Van Dyke Stitch.
Originally the letter V was to be velvet embossing. I followed the instructions, tried a second time, but just wasn't happy with the results. So after a bit of research, I stumbled across the Van Dyke embroidery stitch which I had never heard of until this week. I'm quite taken with how it looks and will definitely use it again. This is a great example of being happy about the original plan not working out!
Awakening the heart
Artist - Anne Warburton
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It's taken years to discover the medium I enjoy the most. And how what I have learned before somehow fits into what I am doing now. Even when I travel my needles and threads are with me so I can continue to create while away.