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More Painting Aida


Yes, working on another stitched and painted bookmark.  This is a different brand of bookmark blank - here is the entire front label.

Crafter's Pride
MAKE IT YOUR WAY
Be Original & Creative
Perfect For:
Painting - Stencilling - Rubber Stamps
Needlework - Machine Embroidery

This label is what gave me the idea to paint.  But, unlike the other bookmark, it didn't paint well.


There's some sort of coating on the Aida cloth that tended to repel the paint instead of letting it soak into the fibers.  I had to use much more than I planned in and paint much closer to the stitching.  Also, the paint tended to glop instead of spreading out.  In the pictures you can see white space under the stitches.  I was afraid to add to much paint.  You can tell as I worked from top to bottom I got better at handling the paint.  I guess you are supposed to do a test area first, but it's impossible on something so small.


All in all, I liked the finished bookmark.  There is no pattern - I made it up the stitching as I went along.  It's liberating not to have to be constantly referring to a pattern and counting.

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