Enough! After weeks of sitting on my design wall, I decided on the composition. Cattail leaves added, water implied - I think its done. I mean - Gosh - its gotten to a point where it reminds me of a saying from my childhood. I won't repeat it here but it involves a Pot and getting Off of it. Besides, are you as sick of this thing as I am??
So after carefully pinning it all, I literally took it Off the Wall. Then I spent 3 hours fusing down the leaves. It took a while to get them just right. First, I tried putting the sheer leaves up just one layer. They were too flimsy to stand-up to their thread-heavy counterparts. So, using Ultra-violet Misty Fuse (Thanks Lisa!) I fused them into two layers. That did the trick. They still have a translucent effect but still have some substance.
Do you like my water? My familiar jury is still out on it, but who asked them anyhow?? I like it. I used Ellen's thread gobbing method with a twist. I took the Angelina fiber and interspersed it with the left over thread scraps I had been hoarding. Add a little heat, and wa-la. . . water. Or what's suppose to be a water - at least the impression of water. Oh - what the heck - its fused down with misty fuse so its staying now!
I took a break to write up this post, but since I'm on a roll, I'll layer it up tonight and make sure its all ready to start sewing down. Ellen tells me that the whole thing needs to be layered - even the pieces that are running off the edge. Then onto sewing these appliques down.
Wanna finish up this baby, 'cause I have it in my mind to do another lily piece before the deadline in a month. 30 days - that seems like long enough, huh?!
So what have you been up to creatively??