99% finished.....cover for CQJP2013
This is going to be the cover for the collection of cottage blocks I'm doing for CQJP 2013... I have a few fiddly things I want to do but since I don't need it until December I can let it rest a bit... You can see how I solved the problem of the ink scribbles lower right. I am sooooo glad to have this out of my UFO basket.
I started it in 2010 and had a few problems with the design so buried it deeply in my UFO basket... Thought you would like to see the beginning... This block is quite small... on 6" x 6" but even still it took forever to do all the knots..
First I used a permanent fine line pen and sketched the cottage on silk... It would be easy to trace a cottage on silk also. You can see I had the angle on the chimney from the very beginning and didn't catch it until much later... The dormer proved to be a problem in the lace so it was abandoned.
Then I did a light color wash with alcohol inks.
Then I added the lace.. The lace on the cottage walls is a very old precious piece from Cathy Kizerian.
Remember the soutache jewelry from the other day... Well I have a huge hug and thank you for Jocelyne Ausseil who found this fantastic tuto...
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Margreet's blocks arrived today and they are such warm forest colors.. I haven't read her booklet yet so not sure if she had a prefe...