This little guy is an excerpt from one of Barbara's larger composition, Agave and Hummer, which she has graciously shared with us.
The designs is pre-stitched with white Flair, and the stitched threads are then painted in rainbow colors using watered down acrylic paints. The colors flow and bleed onto the background canvas for a beautiful effect. Accenting metallic stitches bring him to life, along with a tiny black hex seed bead for his eye, and a couched outline of overdyed floss.
The background is a single ply Watercolours in a stitch that simulates the bird's hovering movement. He can be finished off as a charming ornament, box top or pillow insert.
1 piece of 18 mesh mono canvas, 7"X8" or 8"X8" (overall design size is around 3"X4")
Acrylic paints in the following colors: cobalt blue, yellow, green, magenta
Delta Ceramcoat Textile Medium for acrylic paints
Cosmetic wedge sponge
Size 8 round paint brush
Mini stretcher bars for the size canvas you are working with.
Paper towels, plastic to cover the work surface, water, perhaps a hair dryer for quick drying... or Sunshine!
Cup for water, styrofoam or plastic coated paper plate
1 Rainbow Gallery White Flair
1 Caron Watercolours 180, Green Tea
Kreinik Metallics: small amounts of the following: #12 braid, 273; #12 Braid 085; #12 Braid 015;
1 Sundance black hex seed bead, size 14
1 ThreadWorx overdyed floss #1044
A tiny amount of red floss for the feet