Monday, September 19, 2011
Leap of Faith - on Canvas
I've been working on pieces mounted on canvas and Leap of Faith is one of them. I described how I designed the original image in my post: Saturday's Source: Leap of Faith. This time, I printed out the image on fabric and then made a mini-quilt with it. I did the quilting on my new sewing machine, a Pfaff.
This is Princess. No, that's not the model - it's what I named her. I still have my old sewing machine that I've had since 1978, and it's a Viking. So the two machines are known as the Viking and the Princess.
I was trying out one of Princess's fancy stitches around the edge of the quilt. Once the quilting was done, I used glue to mount the mini-quilt onto an 8"x10" canvas.
I painted the edges of the canvas with black acrylic paint. After the quilt was mounted, I coated it with Mod Podge (like white glue) to give it a protective finish.