Supplies needed: scrapbook paper, canvas, collage pauge, black acrylic and a brush (any type will do)
I used 3" squares of Scrapbook paper to make these. I found it best to start on an edge and work out from there. I used Collage Pauge Instant Decoupage glossy by Aleene's both under and over the paper squares. After they were all dry, I painted them with black acrylic paint that was watered down then wiped off the excess. I left more in some places to give it an antiqued look. This was fun to do. Now I just need ideas of what to do with them...
To get started: Hoop thin Batting sandwiched between backing fabric and front background fabric.
Step 1: Lay sky fabric over area to be stitched. Let machine stitch the outline then do stars and sky swirl details. Step 2: Detatch hoop from arms, leaving fabric tightly hooped. Trim away excess fabric. Replace hoop into arms of machine.
Step 3: Lay star fabric over star area to be stitched. Let it stitch only the star. Let embroidery machine stitch star light and Bethlehem.
Step 4: Move away any excess fabric and lay desert fabric over that area. Stitch the ground outline and detatch the hoops from arms - leave it hooped still.
Step 5: Trim away excess fabric from star and desert. Re-attach hoop to machine and let it finish.
Step 6: Unhoop. Trim background down leaving enough excess for 1/2" seams all around. Bind with contrasting 2" border. Tabs for hanging are 2"x6" strips.