there is no way i could ever choose a favorite art technique. my list of art-loves is constantly growing, and sometimes i like to challenge myself to see how many of them i can use in the same project.....this time i came up with a fun "stitch-ionary" idea to house all of my embroidery stitches!
the first thing i did was carve a little frame stamp.....
and then i stamped it onto a medium shipping tag using black ink.
then i got out my embroidery floss and stitched up a title onto a piece of muslin (i also used a black micron pen for the lettering).
the next step was to trim the fabric and then glue it down inside my stamped frame with a glue stick. then i added some color around the edges of the tag using antique linen distress ink and a foam applicator.
the final step for my stitch-ionary cover was to add a piece of black and white gingham ribbon and a little tag down at the bottom.
and here are some of my favorite embroidery stitches, showcased on their own tag using the same methods that i used for the cover.....and they're all held together with a simple 2" binder ring that i bought at the office supply store.....plus there's lots of room to keep adding tags as i go!
be inspired by all of your art-loves and see how many fun projects you can come up with!!
my inspiration for this project came from my love of paper arts, stamping, stamp carving, lettering, watercolor pencils, and stitching.