I think I enjoyed my homework from Textiles class a bit too much… I had to make myself an acorn stamp to add the acorns to my falling oak leaf cushion from weeks 4 and 5. The stamp was super simple to make – I just drew the acorn, used a scalpel to prick through onto some sticky backed foam and then joined the dots to cut it out. The foam was pretty thin so I did three and stuck them one on top of the other onto a wooden block. Then using my special “don’t mix the paint properly” technique I used a brush to add the paint to the foam and stamped away!
I think I got a little carried away at this point…
There’s not much left to do on it now, I might add some foil to a few of the acorns, and I’m thinking about embroidering some leaf veins on a few of the leaves. Handily, week 6 was all about learning some embroidery stitches – I think you can tell I’ve never done it before:
I’ll have to get a bit better though because I’m planning that my next project will involve some embroidery… You can see what crazy ideas I’m having at my Pinterest board!