I took a piece of white felt about 5" x 5" square. I've got tons a silk scraps. I thought I'd start felting a base using some of these. Not liking it.
After adding a couple different shades of gold silk, I still wasn't particularly happy with it. Looked through my stash of wool roving and pulled out some red, white and blue. Starting to think maybe this was a mistake!
Felted in some black perl cotton floss - too thin to work well. Tried to hide it with some white roving.
Thicker black knitting yarn worked better - It's starting to look like a keeper.
Rough cut ultra suede heart; stitched down with zig zag stitch. Trimmed the piece down to 3" x 3" square - ahh, that's better.
Painted top and sides of canvas 3" x 3" frame with black gesso
Stapled rattail to back of frame
Addition of seed beads; final trim and adhered to frame using soft gel matte medium. Now I'm happy and relieved since this is a gift for a dear friend's birthday and I wanted to make something special for her.
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