Add Embroidered Flowers To Splattered Paint

Its interesting how different things can trigger a new idea. I recently saw an embroidery book and it gave me the idea to add embroidered flowers to splattered acrylic paint. I used to enjoy doing embroidery, but had put that hobby aside as I pursued other interests. It hadn’t occurred to me to combine it with splattered paint until I saw a book by Kazuko Aoki.Try adding embroidered flowers to acrylic paint that has been splattered on fabric. myflowerjournal.com

Inspiration

When I saw  the cover of “The Embroidered Garden” by Kazuko Aoki it reminded me of my splattered paint flower art. I wondered if it would work to add embroidered flowers to splattered acrylic paint. It did! My embroidery skills aren’t quite as exquisite as Kazuko Aoki’s but I am happy with my finished piece.

Inspired by the book The Embroidered Garden I added embroidered flowers to acrylic paint splattered on fabric.

My Process:

  1. Starch a piece of good quality muslin or cotton fabric. Cut it larger than the finished size you desire.
  2. Cover your fabric with a piece of paper that has an opening cut out the size you want your embroidered design. Tape it in place so it won’t move.
  3. Splatter acrylic paint using the methods outlined here.
  4. After the paint dries remove the paper and place your fabric in a hoop centering your splattered paint design.
  5. Start adding embroidered flowers and leaves in a random natural pattern. I used three strands of DMC floss for my flowers. On some flowers I used two strands of a color combined with one strand of a lighter or darker shade of the color to give it some depth.Take a look at these two books to give you some ideas and and helpful info to add embroidered flowers to splattered acrylic paint. myflowerjournal.comThe Art of of Whimsical Stitching and Embroidery Pocket Guide, are a good resource along with The Embroidered Garden. Take a look at these two books to give you some ideas and and helpful info to add embroidered flowers to splattered acrylic paint. myflowerjournal.com

    My Finished Embroidered and Splattered Paint Flower Art!

 

 

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4 Responses to Add Embroidered Flowers To Splattered Paint

  1. This post is wonderful. I recently bought this exact book to get back into embroidery and now I can combine your splatter technique for hoop art. Thank you for sharing.

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