This background created with Lumiere paints and water, then smooshing just had to have an underwater scene. I used parts of 2 different sized fish embroidery patterns for this scene. To make the outlines of the fish show up even more, I went over all the outlines with black thread, yet the orange thread still shows.
IRL you can really see the metallic movement of the Lumiere paints. It's fun playing with the Lumiere paints, water, and smooshing or dabbing to see what you get.
If you can get your hands on Lumiere paints, play with them to see what you come up with! It's fun! A few drops of one or two colors, a couple of squirts of water, all on your mat, mix it up a little and smoosh or dab. I like using Strathmore Bristol Smooth or Mixed Media.
Date: Thursday, April 21, 2016 GMT Views: 1174
Registered: October 19, 2007 Location: Packer Country, WI Posts: 56576
Thu, Apr 21, 2016 @ 7:48 PM
Love the magic you do with the lumiere paints, but the stitching really makes this super fantastic. I'm so proud to be an owner of one of these amazing cards. The extra black thread makes your stitching show more.....this is drop dead gorgeous. You talked me into looking into these paints.:) Fav'd
Registered: September 12, 2007 Location: Wake Forest, NC Posts: 61618
Thu, Apr 21, 2016 @ 9:22 PM
Jennifer, I am in awe of what you do with thread. All your embroidery cards are stellar. I could look endless hours at your creativity. Your cards are wonderfully creative and one-of-a-kind works of art. Just outstanding.
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Registered: January 27, 2010 Location: Southern Ontario, Canada Posts: 38477
Fri, Apr 22, 2016 @ 5:11 AM
A beauty Jennifer. The background you did with your Lumiere paints is the perfect "ocean" for those remarkable embroidered fish. You are a west coast gal, and having previously lived in British Columbia what immediately comes to mind is Salmon and the Salmon runs. Simply marvelous Jennifer ... thanks for sharing.
Registered: February 22, 2012 Location: Cape Cod Posts: 37104
Sat, Apr 23, 2016 @ 3:27 PM
Super under water scene! The shell corners are such a fun embellishment and the water background is beautiful.
Jennifer, I've always thought your stitching was beautiful, but when I received your gorgeous card in the mail today, I was simply blown away by the exquisite handwork! I'm guessing that the background is done with Lumiere paints and I can see why you're such a fan of them - what a beautiful luster. I showed my DH your card - he's not usually impressed by crafty things, but he said "that's really pretty" and asked if it was done by hand because he thought it was too perfect. You must have great vision (or a great magnifier) and amazing patience. Thank you so much for the stunning work of art you sent me. (P.S.: For anyone reading this - I did not receive this particular card.)
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Registered: August 10, 2006 Location: Sunny Florida Posts: 21754
Sun, Apr 24, 2016 @ 3:34 PM
Ooh, sweet Jennifer!!! You know I LOVE LOVE LOVE this card!! Let me tell the world that I am the most blessed individual as I am a recipient of this out-of-the-world card!! If only our friends could see it in person!!! Let me tell you, it's truly a top-notch card!! Thanks you immensely, my special friend!!!! Everyone should be so lucky to get a card like this in the mail!! Hugs, Jennifer!
Registered: February 5, 2007 Location: St. Louis, MO Posts: 75363
Mon, Apr 25, 2016 @ 4:20 AM
Gorgeous, innovative and creative....3 words that could be used for ANY of your beautiful cards, Jennifer! The Lumiere paints give a stunning result to your bg and, of course, your stitchery done for the fish is exquisite..... makes this card a treasure. Thanks for including tips on working with this special paint.