Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Something I'm working on







I wanted to do cherry blossoms since they're one of my favorite flowers. I wanted it clean and I'm not really a painter so I did the skeleton of the tree in a black acrylic paint. The blossoms are done by making a pattern and then tracing and hand cutting each of them out from acrylic felt. Once they were cut, I've been doing a stem stitch and french knot stitch for the stamen in a chocolate embroidery floss. It's not finished yet, I want the blossoms to be abundant when I'm finished.






4 comments:

Tricia said...

I really like that. It would be cool to do four of those tree's...one for each seaons...it would be great for art in anyones home. Cheers.

KaiLei designs said...

thanks!

Kim said...

Wow! I love how it turned out! Beautiful work, Mel.

Melanie said...

thanks Kim!