Friday, July 19, 2013

Down By The Sea -- {Splash Of Color and May Arts}

Hello Everyone!! Welcome to the UmWowStudio blog today :) 

I'm super excited by the venture between May Arts and Splash of Color!
Every month they'll be swapping beautiful paints with beautiful ribbons and creating stunning inspiration!
This month we were asked to pair up May Arts new Eyelet Lace with Splash of Color Twinkling H20's.

I decided to sew myself a little fishy and highlight his fin with the beautiful Twinkling H20's. 


The instructions for building this little guy are pretty straight forward:

-Gather Supplies : May Arts ribbons (447-58-01, BY-01, TG-5-10, and WQ10), Splash of Color Twinkling H20 (Heather Gray), muslin(fish shaped x2), Helmar Fabric Glue, scissors, sewing machine, stuffing, vintage button. 
-Layer top side of muslin with ribbons. Tack down with fabric glue.
-Trim access ribbon.
-Create fins with other ribbons, prepare them by tacking them to the fish facing IN. 
-Lay down your bottom layer of muslin on TOP of the outer layer. Machine stitch closed, leave open a small area.
-Turn right side out, stuff, stitch closed!
-Wet your twinkling H20 and gather a small bit on a non stick surface. Watch the following video to learn how to "dry brush" your eyelet lace. It will create a vintage worn look over the raised parts of the beautiful embossed ribbon. 

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Here's an up close of the tail:

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6 comments:

  1. I love using materials in unusual ways! great job, so sophisticated!

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  2. Sweet! This would be fun to make into a cat nip toy for my cat!

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  3. Cute little fish!
    The tail is so pretty.
    Carla from Utah

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