I am Irit Shalom and I like cross stitching embroidery hoops. They are cheap and versatile and you can make a lot of crafty project with them. They make a perfect circle frame and you can add different surfaces on the back. So for this project, I used CC burlap with stencils and texture paste and then misted the background with TA mists to get this vintage look for one single chipboard violin I made from a chipboard kit. It’s a kind of project that you don’t plan. You just add more and more embellishments and you never know what it will look like when finished.
Materials used by Irit:
Canvas Corp Burlap Natural
Canvas Corp E- Flute – White
Canvas Corp Canvas – Natural
Canvas Corp waxed cotton cord – Black
Canvas Corp Burlap Fringe – Light Pink
Tattered Angles Decor and DIY paint – Ivory
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Crushed Shells, Sugar Maple, Coffee Shop
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam – Macadamia, Rustic
DecoArt – Texture paste and Crackle glaze
Small paper flowers
Chipboard violin – craft shop
Non branded dies and Big shot
Find a piece of natural burlap to fit your cross stitching hoop from the back.
Use two different stencils with texture paste to make the background inside the measured circle. Let it dry.
Tie the black cord around the inner hoop part as shown and tie the ends.
Connect both hoop parts as shown.
Paint the connected hoop and the cord as showns with Ivory DIY paint.
Adhere the backgroun burlap and add some embellishments to make the cluster base.
Cut the burlap to fit the hoop exactly.
Die cut flowers and leaves from e- flute white cardstock and die cut some natural canvas flowers and leaves.
Add some art stones mixed with the Ivory paint over the gaps of the hoop and mist with Crushed Shells Glimmer Mist.
Arrange the violin and the flowers over the cord.
Mist the flowers with TA Crochet Doily and Sugar Maple mists.
Paint over with High Impact Rustic and Macadamia paints.
Cover the violin with crackle glaze and then mist and paint with the same paints.
Tie a piece of burlap fringe on the top and your project is finished.
I didn’t expect the hoop to look this way when finished but that’s the beauty of this type of projects – having fun with mixed media!