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Portrait On blue - In Progress

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Snazzy Stitched Portraits taught by Carol Ann Waugh

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What materials did you use? Moda Fossil Fern blue background and a variety of Robert Kaufman Lunn Studios Batiks. also Pellon stabilizers and wunder-under.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Experiment, don't worry, have fun, mistakes end up hiding themselves so,just press on. You can always call it abstract art :-)

Kelly Allen on craftsy.com

naked heads look well. naked... unless you are my husband and then it's sexy. I can't wait to get further through this class and add some hair and clothes and... for my head to not be naked anymore. So right now this portrait really does have the naked head blues. It's way too late and I"m getting loopy. Craftsy does that to me... keeps me up way past a reasonable bedtime :-)

11/07/2013 Flag

I do have a question about doing the faces. Wunder Under is very transparant so it doesn't help act like a background layer when you put lighter fabrics over darker fabrics. The chin on my face has a very distinct line where two layers of the skintone overlap. If the wunder under was white or opaque at least, it would help this problem. Is there some kind of white opaque fusible version of wunder under? I think it would help this issue of layering light colors when using a dark background.

11/07/2013 Flag

Added a photo after stitching the facial feature down and adding eyelashes, eyebrow hair, pupils and a glint in the eyes. Took it in different lighting so it looks purple when it isn't. The blue background is most accurate.

11/14/2013 Flag

I used wool roving for hair. I'm not liking it all. I might go over it w shiny yarn since my hair is very shiny

11/25/2013 Flag

You are doing a fantastic job. Love the dress!

11/26/2013 Flag