When I posted here several months ago I mentioned that I was working on a piece that needed some hand embroidery to be added. This was a fun project – something different and incorporating several different techniques.
Here is a photo of my Fish Out Of Water
And here is an overview of how I made him.
I collaged several fabrics onto a mottled yellow background. I made a stencil from a fish drawing and when I cut it out I was careful to keep the remaining stencil material intact so that I could use it too.
Then I painted the fish image onto the quilt using the stencil and acrylic paint. When it was dry I thought that more contrast was needed around the fish so I used the “fish” part of the stencil and painted around the outline.
I outlined the collage pieces with perle cotton and added embroidery to the fish. Then I added some beads and a button eye to accent the fish.
Finally I stitched and beaded a spray of coral.