6/22/11

wall art: light & airy (part 2)

Ready for part two of my light & airy wall art? (You can see part 1 here)


I really love how the embroidered paper airplane came out - I think it fits perfectly with the pinwheels


I traced (with a water soluble pen) a paper airplane onto some scrap cloth and embroidered with a simple back stitch. 


Easy! Really! It took me about 30 minutes. Satisfaction for my instant gratification loving soul. 


After I embroidered the piece, I backed the cloth with fabric stabilizer. I know this seems backwards. Usually you use fabric stabilizer during embroidery, but I don't like to. But because I wanted to frame the piece without glass, I knew the cloth would need to be a little more rigid to hold up in the frame without sagging. Enter fabric stabilizer. After backing the fabric, I cut it down to size and popped it in the frame. 

 Onto the hot air balloon. I started by sketching out a hot air balloon, then cutting it out to use as a template to trace with. 


You can see my awesome sketching skills. Ha! 


I stitched the pieces down with embroidery thread and added a little basket. Very simple but lovely results. 


I really hope you have enjoyed this project. Have any questions about supplies or how I did something? Email me or leave a comment. I love to hear from you!

29 comments:

  1. I LOVE this sweet little airplane! The whole trio of frames is just so very lovely, but that airplane is definitely my fave! Great work!

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  2. Such cute wall art! I love them all!

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  3. It's the cutest thing ever. Seriously. EVER! I love it!

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  4. Oh, I have an instant gratification loving soul as well. I love a quick, easy project like this one. I think they all turned out so great. I love the idea of using embroidery as artwork. The little paper plane is just too cute.

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  5. This art is fabulous!
    http://sweetteaserendipity.blogspot.com

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  6. This is so lovely. The combo of textures and designs (a theme without being theme-y) is just so great.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  7. These are so cute. I really love the colors.
    I think the paper airplane is my favorite.
    liZ
    (simplesimonandco)

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  8. I really love the little airplane. Paper airplanes are just fun no matter your age. :) I like the whole set, but the airplane is my favorite.

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  9. Thanks everyone. I think the airplane is my favorite too! I want to make one for every room in the house :)

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  10. i love your blog and projects! I'm a new follower :)

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  11. I love the combination of the three pieces! thanks for sharing the paper airplane. :)

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  12. I actually really like your balloon stitching one.

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  13. I am just reminding everyone about tonights link party that runs Friday evening through Mondays!
    I also have an ongoing give away link party now too.
    Hope to see you soon.
    http://bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/
    come strut your stuff

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  14. I absolutely adore your embroidery and am feeling so inspired. I've been wanting to teach my girls to embroider, and can't wait to get them excited by showing them your projects.

    So glad I saw your link-up on "Just a Girl"!

    New follower and fan,
    Jenn/Rook No. 17

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  15. Popping over from 30 Days...I love your artwork, it is absolutely lovely. So light and well, refreshing. It reminds me of some of the artwork I had in my rooms in France :)

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  16. Your grouping is lovely! I am doing some embroidery right now, and it isn't nearly as cool as this! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Thanks so so much everyone for your comments!

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  18. Oh this is so super cute!! I love all of it - but especially the little paper airplane!! It's just darling. :)
    Thanks so much for linking up to Think Pink Sundays! ;)

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  19. These are beautiful! I love how simple they are yet they make such a big impact. BTW: Visiting from My Junk Drawer Linky Party.

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  20. Absolutely adorable. I would be thrilled if you shared this project at my link party.
    http://carolynshomework.blogspot.com/2011/06/inspiration-board-link-party_28.html

    Thanks for the creative inspiration.
    carolyn | homework

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  21. Just linked this to my latest post (:

    http://sweet-verbena.blogspot.com/2011/06/birds-on-wire-art.html

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  22. Found you via the mollie makes website. I really love the pin wheel idea. x

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  23. What a talented and creative young lady you are. Thank you so very much for these wonderful ideas and the clear instructions accompanying them. This is an awesome site so I've shown some of your delightful designs on Pinterest - where there are lots of crafty stitchers. Have you thought of designing and creating some works and opening an Etsy shop? You really should - you're so gifted! I'm thrilled that I've found you, it's made my day as I'm bedbound so can't travel and shop now. But the internet keeps me in touch. And I can sometimes find a Treasure like you and your blog. Hugs and Blessings. Luv, Mo

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  24. Any chance you will be selling these in your ETSY shop anytime soon?? They are wonderful!

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  25. Arrived via Today's Creative Blog...goodgolly what a beautiful blog you have, and so many helpful inspiring projects!
    I especially love this one...so sweet and actually doable by someone like me, who has the embroidery skills of a drunken sailor. ;)
    Thanks for sharing it. I'm off to explore more of your site...cheers!

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