Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Tuesday Tutorial With Paintspots-n-Splinters

Let's make some Easter Eggs!!
Start with an Oval Pattern and make sure you have at least 1/4" extra for a seam allowance.
Sew them up all the way around. I always double stitch mine.
Cut a slit in the back.
Stuff them. I learned (after I'd done them all) that if you stuff them too much they will pucker on the sides. I just wanted some fat Easter Eggs!
Now let's put some color on them. If you want them bright, then just apply the paint with only a damp brush. IF, however, you want them a bit more Prim, then add a WASH to the fabric by adding water to your paints......OR you can wet your fabric and then brush on the paint. Your call.
Not perfect but I wasn't looking for perfection!
At this point, you can dip them in your PRIM/STAIN mix and bake/sun dry them. I chose to leave mine as is.
I hide the back stitching, which is quite hideous, by wrapping the ribbon all the way around with a spot or two of hot glue. Embellish as you desire.

Thank You Vicky for sharing this wonderful tutorial.
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Colleen said...

Vicky makes it look so easy! Very Eastery. :)

Firecracker Kid said...

Easy peasy... here comes Peter Cottontail! Thanks gals!