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paint and stitch

January 30, 2013

I’ve been out of town a little bit lately, so I took my sketch book along for company and came up with a couple of kaleidoscope patterns along the way that I tried out with paint and thread on paper to make a few new decorative note cards.

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Stitching on paper takes more pre-planning than stitching on fabric.  The method that works best for me is to sketch my design concept to scale on graph paper, then use the graph paper to punch the needle points through the cardstock.

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While I had my supplies out, I decided to try a couple of greek key patterns too.

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I used a saltine cracker box as my paper source (folded out-side in) and a small plastic bottle top for a stamping utensil. In all honesty, even though I prefer the process of stamping paper with paint, I actually like the look of the paint splattered card best.

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Thank you for dropping in today and hope the rest of your week is wonderful!

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  1. January 31, 2013 9:27 am

    “I used a saltine cracker box as my paper source (folded out-side in) and a small plastic bottle top for a stamping utensil.”

    You are soooooooo clever and inventive, Diane!

    Viewing your crafts always put a smile on my face. There is always such a sweetness and happiness to them!

    Happy Thursday!

    X to you and Cristybella!

  2. January 31, 2013 10:15 pm

    Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back!
    I hope things are better for you and yours….

    And if you’re gonna make me pick–I’m going for the splattered paint one. It reminds me of a quilt pattern, btw.
    You ARE a clever thing!

  3. February 6, 2013 5:33 pm

    These are so pretty!

  4. June 11, 2013 4:16 pm

    These are so creative! I enjoy working with Kraft paper as well!

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