Here's what I did last week: stitch-a-bit and paint-a-bit-more. What did I stitch?
Well, I began work on the April HEX LABS from StitchMAP, and chose the Umbrella Design to embroider. Here's my progress so far:
I used some of the wonderful, variegated ( chenille?) thread Monika sent me.
I think my spider's web flowers might be a little small, but there's flower size variation in nature, so I'm leaving them as is.
And what did I paint? I bought a gelli plate (a gel printing plate) and a brayer, and I was having fun trying out textures, colours, and stencils on paper. One of these days, when I sort of have an idea how to get more pleasing results, I may attempt to print these on fabric. That should be fun!
Here's just a few of my experiments with the gelli plate:
maybe it would look better with some ink here and there to enhance the pattern. I think a solid colour would have shown the lace design better, too. So much new fun stuff to learn.
Well, that's all I have to show. Where did the week go?
Hope you had lots of creative time this week.
Wishing everyone a very Happy Easter!
Thanks for visiting.
Hugs from Suz