Thursday, 26 February 2015

Wrecked watercolour

 
Yesterday I upcycled these watercolour paintings 
I bought some years ago at a local art week event.
This looked nice with the zigzag stitches around it, 
but then I got carried away and ended up 
totally destroying it and threw it in the bin.
Carrying on with my machine stitching everything in sight, I tore some pages out of an old book, layered them up and stitched this flower on.
Look what happened next
I retrieved the destroyed watercolour from the bin, 
cut it up then stitched it onto the book pages.
I had a nice frame waiting to be used that my friend Anne had given me 
and here's where I've ended up.
Now to go and see if I can wreck the other watercolour.







12 comments:

  1. I've heard of wreck that journal but never wreck that watercolour. LOL! It turned out beautifully.

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  2. Hi Lynn, I'm so glad it wasn't a total disaster and you were able to create something beautiful after all :) I would love to try free motion sewing with my machine but I'm sure I'd make a complete mess of it! Elizabeth xx

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    1. Youve just gotta go for it Elizabeth x

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  3. Wreck and Rescue!
    Well done, Lynn. xxx

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  4. Wow Lynn, that was a great save and it looks so beautiful in the frame too, you have used it well! Hugs, Anne xx

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  5. Fantastic creation, I love to try stitching on papercrafts but I so worried it will break my machine... That's such a creative picture. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

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  6. It's really lovely and I love the idea of 'wrecking' other things to make new ones. Thanks for joining in with Handmade Monday, I hope you'll enjoy being in our little community.

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  7. I would not call this wrecking but upcycling, very good

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  8. This is so creative. I love the embellishment of the wrecked watercolor flower.

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  9. Great upcycling, I think it takes imagination and style to create this. It works a treat. Much better than a boring watercolour. Popping by from Handmade Monday

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