I recently began working on a new design which is a little different from my previous designs. In this piece I am trying to create images, just images, of Africa, particularly the birds and their environments. There are forests, baobab trees, marsh and grasslands, plus feathers and nests. The stitched size is 8 inches X 11 inches.
The above photo is created by stitching about 1/4 of the design, then I added colored pencils and watercolor pencils to complete the rendering to send as a proposal. I plan to continue working on this project to have completed in the next few month, so will post a few updates.
To construct the piece, I have used Copic markers for layering the background color and a stencil and acrylic dabbers to add leaves. There is texture in abundance using lots of Silk Raffia, Painters Thread, plus other perle threads.
I have to say this is the most fun stitching I have had in a while. I will be interested to hear what you think,