Tuesday, 17 April 2012

oak leaf play

I have posted this latest picture of oak leaf play following comments on the stitchin fingers site. Linda you asked for details, here goes.
I scanned an oak leaf into the computer and played around with it in paint shop pro and came up with the design.
Acrylic paint was sponged onto a piece of fabric and the design transferred.Then just launched in with needle and thread and there you have it,Seem to remember I have also done a small bit of trapunto on it, other stitches include,  feather,running,back stitch and the heavy wools have been couched down. Think I have got this right but it is a good few years since I did it. Miss my paint shop pro as it is not compatible with windows 7, bought corel draw student version but have not got to understand it yet, maybe one day---

8 comments:

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello, Your blog is now looking like a lovely blog. Now you need to show us some of your lovely creations. Hugs Judy

Linda said...

Things are starting to look more 'blog like' Margaret, and congratulations to you for persisting.

Thank you so much for the information about the 'nameless' project. I love playing with Photoshop, and GIMP. GIMP is a free program that you simply download from the net. It is similar to PS, but has some different features.

I think your blog is bright and cheery. Take care.

Suztats said...

Hey Margaret! Spiffy looking blog!
I'm now a follower, and I look forward to seeing more lovely creations!!
Hugs from Suz

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Thanks for the oak leaf explanation. One of these days I'm going to get a scanner!

margaret said...

thank you Jenny for following, do not expect much from me on this site as |I have not a clue what I am doing!

margaret said...

Hi Suz, glad you have found me to follow, still struggling Shirley sent me instructions on how to put the stitchin finger picture etc on the blog but no joy! will get there one day.

margaret said...

thanks Judy, will get there in the end (I hope) the problem is I manage to do something but then cannot find how to do it again!

margaret said...

Hi Linda, thanks for your input, have downloaded GIMP and the help part but so far have not had a proper look will try over the weekend