This little project is why I've been on the hunt for Citra Solv (and for tons more like it). However, the Citra Solv is no where to be found here in AK and I was tired of waiting, so I forged ahead.
Don't ya like my professional workspace?
I started with a wrapped 10x10 canvas from Joanns.
Plan A: To use the citra solv to transfer my "Nest" image straight onto the canvas, but that wasn't working out.
Plan B: Using freezer paper to print the image into burlap for more texture. But the nappy burlap jammed my inkjet...3 times
Plan C: Print onto some thin fabric I had for lining drapes - That worked out okay
First I wrapped the canvas with burlap. Wish I was a perfectionist people, but I'm not. I hot glued the burlap to the back of the canvas. The corners are not folded nearly as neatly as they should have been (mental note, plan ahead for these things so you know how to cut and fold the corners!)
Then I hot glued the printed fabric onto the burlap. Unfortunately, the glue showed through :(
Next I scrounged up some old trim (actually it was the wrapping from a set of sheets I got years ago, I tend to save thing like that)
I used it to cover up the edges where the glue showed through.
It really felt like it needed a little special touch. I thought about doing fabric rosettes, but the thought of "flipping and wrapping" 4 teeny rosettes sounded SO unappealing at the time. So I made "rosettes" for the corners by making with cotton yarn. I worked hard at those rosettes, can't you tell? What technique I have!!!
This did not turn out AT ALL like I've been planning, but overall, I think it came out okay. If I end up finding citra solv, I could pull the whole thing apart and start over with my original plan, but she has a special flawed beauty, so I think I'll keep her! For now.
I'm still working on a location for it, so I'll be back soon with pics of her nesting place
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