Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Mirabilia's Siren and the Shipwreck completed!

Siren and the Shipwreck Mirabilia
 The fabric was my inspiration for the pattern change, 32ct Crystal Murky is what I have used for Zombie patterns in the past. As the first stitches went into the fabric my mind wandered to a time in the distant future where mermaids swim through the ruins of once great cities collecting skulls of the unfortunate race that did not survive the Zombie Apocalypse.
 I loved the treasures in her hair!
 The waterlilies in this project created a watercolor effect that I adore!
 Ahh... my skull net! What trouble you gave me! I finished the rest of the project 3 weeks ago, but have not stitched since then.
 Net tutorial: You will need an egg carton, Sashay yarn, and Stiffen Stuff.
Expand the yarn (I liked the overdyed brown and blue for more color options) and place over egg carton. Spray with Stiffen Stuff (for fabric) and let dry 20 minutes. Repeat twice more. Once dry, I threaded the net into Bezels, frames, and filigree beads (available at Michael's) and couched stitched the "waves" onto my fabric using the molded yarn as a guide. The yarn will be stiff, but still pliable. I tried Modge Podge as well, but it smelled and was far to stiff to manipulate.
 
Add your favorite skull beads (this was troublesome and I had to consult the Mother who stopped me from reaching for the super glue! I had to thread the bead onto the fabric then secure to the net for stability). The chandelier seemed odd to me in a sea setting. I wonder what it says about me when a skull net feels more organic!
The Maiden

18 comments:

  1. I really like that you made this one uniquely your own.

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  2. I love the skull net it looks amazing :)

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  3. NICE!!!! What a different spin to the chandelier. :D

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  4. Congrats on your finish, and the skull net is awesome!! Great job :)

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  6. I adore the chandelier!!!!! So inventive!!!! Great tutorial ......
    I would love to go to the Mirabilia Minions retreat,,,but if not there is a virtual one we can join them by Skype.......

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  7. Congrats on finishing her! That net is awesome!! I love how you added the net instead of the chandelier!

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  8. Fabulous finish. Loving the skulls....

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  9. I love your change! Much cooler than the original!

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  10. Are you clever with that net?! Love it

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  11. I love the net change. It turned out really cool. Great Finish!

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  12. Great effect with the net and skulls. Very unique!

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  13. Love it! Siren's sang their songs to drive sailor's mad. Maybe these are the skulls of the sailor's she ate!

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  14. I have shown this to several people and all are amazed at your talent! I really think this is THE most imaginative change of pattern ! There are some stitchers on line that think when they make the slightest change in a pattern, they are SOOOOOO clever! "THEY" ( and I could name names but, who really cares) could take lessons from you! Looking forward to many different changes in the future.

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