Lovebirds… Part 2…

After rearranging my studio, entertaining a visiting friend for the weekend and drawing, drawing, drawing, I finally found the time to work on the Lovebirds… remember them?

So here’s part two… enjoy : )

Last time you saw the birdies they were being still being dreamed up… Now they are painted with watercolor pencils and cut out and ready to be placed on the piece…

Now the birds are in place along with the heart.  I’ve sewn them onto the watercolor paper with embroidery thread.

The paper is too thick to punch a tapestry needle thru, so I use a paper piercer to punch holes into the paper for easy sewing.

I wrote out the wedding date and names of the two love birds and did a simple back-stitch with embroidery thread.

Voila!  I have more plans for this piece and will share the details later.  Til then… toodles!

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About Rachel Fontenot Crawford

Hi y'all! I'm Rachel Fontenot Crawford, an artist, poet and surface designer who is passionate about color and pattern, poetry, the great outdoors and art history. I also love to crochet and knit, scrapbook and make handmade cards. All of which you will find on this blog! My artwork and patterns are happy, peaceful and full of color as are all the things my happy hands find to create. I'm a native of the colorful and eclectic city of New Orleans where I currently live with my wonderful hubby of 20+ years marriage. Welcome!
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5 Responses to Lovebirds… Part 2…

  1. What a nice touch … hand stitching … such a labor of love. Looks good.

  2. Lisa says:

    I love love LOVE this, Rachel!!!! 🙂

  3. Pingback: Remember The Lovebirds… | Rachel Fontenot

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