Saturday, March 17, 2007

T.A.S.T. Up and Down Buttonhole Stitch

This is the first of my samples for the T.A.S.T. Up and Down Buttonhole stitch and my new obsession for grids and rust!!

I used plastic canvas to work two rows of the stitch using a thick cotton thread.


Tissue paper was applied with P.V.A. glue.



A layer of Quinacridone Crimson acrylic paint was followed by Indian Yellow acrylic ink dabbed on in places.


Metal Effects paint and Rust Patina were then applied, and this is the result…



…and here are the close ups





12 comments:

Fiona said...

you 'play' with so many techniques! wonderful to look at. What do you do with all your samples? How do you store/display? Also have you see Arteffects by Jean Drysdale Green? Not that you need inspiring!

Pat said...

Just wonderful, use of stitch effects, everything.

StegArt said...

What an interesting end result, it really looks like rust.

Carol said...

Wel done Lynda this is fantastic, you are doing some very innovative work.

Doreen G said...

Well done Lynda these samples just keep getting better.

Susan D said...

Great samples again, they really do look like rust. I'd never have thought to stitch on plastic like that. My cheque book is coming out to enrol with Sian for C & G next week. If I can learn to do anything half as good as your work I'll be pleased.

downunderdale said...

that's yummy Lynda

English Rose said...

Lynda this looks fabulous. I have one 'silly' question/request, could you tell me what quinacridone acrylics, metal effect paint and rust patina are, photo the bottles, and where you got them from. I feel very out of touch sometimes out here.

MargaretR said...

I just love what you are doing with these Lynda. The tchnique is new to me and the colours and textures are unbelievable.

Nancilyn said...

You've outdone yourself this time!
This is incredibly fantastic stuff!

Dianne said...

Amazing!! Love the end result!! Where do you get all your ideas from, and how do you know what products to use - I've never even heard of half the products you mention?

Alis said...

Love the colours and the textures area great.
Hugs, Alis