In this photo I have turned the extension page from the previous lesson over so that I could see what I had done on it. So that I could get inspiration.
It was suggested that I do a design using horizontal lines. I took that on board but used diagonal instead. I am not to keen on geometric shapes. I much prefer natural flowing lines. Hence the second drawing on this page.
This is a close up of what I drew. I have used water colour markers that I have for stamping & card making. They are sort of like the copic pens.
After finishing the drawings. I decided to add a little bit of stitch to see how it would look & also to see what stitching I was going to use. Unfortunately I could not do the bullion stitches I was going to use on the paper as it kept on tearing. The paper used for this page is cartridge paper.
When I had finished the work on this page, I thought to myself. How am I going to use this in fabric & stitch? I didn't know if I wanted to use the whole design for a sample in my book. So decided to just use a section of it. You will see further down what I have done. (I Hope)
Here I have sectioned off a piece of the more natural design. In doing this I was able to see more of what I had done & more ideas evolved from this, as you will see in the next photo.
From the first design of the natural one, I came up with the idea to do my initial. I still have a lot more to do to the initial. I am embroidering some stumpwork leaves & petals. I want to incorporate raised elements into all of my work. I will add more photos when it is finished.
I am also liking the geometric one more too now that it is in stitch. It has potential. So looking forward to the next lesson to see what we will be doing next.