Wednesday, December 1, 2010

An Embellished Photo For Christmas...

I want to give both my mother and my mother-n-law a picture of the girls this year for Christmas. But I didn't want to just wrap up a picture in a frame, I wanted to do something a little different...

Way back in July I had created a collage about fairies and used an embroidered picture of the girls. I loved the way it turned out, and I loved the combination of something as old as handwork combined with something as new as digital photography, and the ability to print those pictures on just about anything...

So I took this photo of the girls and printed it on an ink jet fabric sheet (made by June Tailor, Inc.). Once it was printed, and I had set the ink, I dyed it in a cup of tea for an aged look. I ironed it onto a piece of fusable interfacing for some added strength.

I had thought of collaging this piece but I think both my mother and mother-n-law would like their pictures just nicely framed. I'm still not sure what kind of matting or framing I'm going to do yet - but I will keep you posted. Now on to make another one! Have a Blessed week:)




6 comments:

Katie said...

This is brilliant! I love the embroidery on there. They will love their special pictures!

Garden Girl said...

I love all the ideas you have!!! This is the greatest Christmas card in the world! I am sure your mother and mother in law will be very happy! I am jealous of them!

Anonymous said...

Lovely photo and such a nice website, too!
BYW, thanks for leaving a comment at MixedMediaManic. It was much appreciated...I love to get mail!
Paula Guhin

Sandy said...

What a nice gift. They will treasure it. Thanks for commenting on my blog.

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

This looks so neat! Love the simplicity of it and how the knits add so much warmth to it!

Alma Stoller said...

This is really lovely.
I love the embroidery, and mixing computer images with it is brilliant.

Alma