Friday, July 13, 2012

Hamsa Redux Continued

Hamsa fused to purple background
 Yesterday was happily a full day of working in the studio. I was able get more done on the hamsa piece for my exhibiting group, F. I. N. E.

I backed the orange fabric with Mistyfuse. I haven't used this product before. I don't really work with fusibles generally, but the Mistyfuse seemed to work quite well.

After backing the fabric, I placed the hamsa design on a light table and traced the design with a colored pencil. I then cut the hamsa out with sharp scissors and fused it to the purple/dark green fabric.

I again put the piece on my light table and lined the fused hamsa up with the design so I could trace the circle behind the hamsa onto the purple fabric.

Hamsa on light table so I can trace circle design.

Circle design traced with colored pencil. Now it's ready to cut out.

After cutting out the design with scissors, I placed it on the canvas just to get an idea of how it would look.

Finally, I fused the hamsa to the light green fabric.

Next step is adding stitched details. I plan to do that this weekend.

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