Saturday, April 10, 2010

Ta Da! Jasmine!


"Jasmine" -- WIP fused hand-dyes

After all the big pieces are in place, it's time to do the little pieces.  After tacking most of it together with the edge of a hot iron, the large pieces of freezer paper can be carefully removed using the tweezers.  Then the tiny pieces can be placed using the tracing paper as a guide.  I laid the tracing paper over  as a guide and carefully set them on the appliqué.  It's best to remove the freezer paper before placing them -- I left it on for the pictures, but it's really hard to remove it without pulling up the lightly fused bits.  Also, tracing paper doesn't work as well as parchment under the iron -- I think it has a lower "smoke point"  (don't ask me how I know...).  I may try using a piece of parchment for tracing next time.

Next is the hard part -- choosing the background.

6 comments:

Beth said...

So now we know what you were doing today!!! Very Cool, she is coming along nicely!!! I am really going to have to do this for my critters.... Someday....

Beth

Sara said...

I'm impressed! It's amazing!

Kaye Turner said...

Wow, this seems to have come together surprisingly quickly. Very impressive work.

Quilt Rat said...

FANTASTIC! do you plan to do some interesting thread painting on her?
This is going to be an absolutely amazing piece.

Jan said...

This chicks' pick is Pit Bulls! someone forwarded your site to me and I have really enjoyed looking at your Jasmine posts. She is totally lovely, you are doing a wonderful job with this. If you would like to see my own pit bull piece, you can look here: http://laughingdogarts.blogspot.com/2010/01/rocky_1938.html No process posts, just the finished piece.

tooznie said...

What an amazing labour of love.