Welcome to the Craftwell Blog, Desiree' here!Today I'm sharing an altered embroidery hoop I titled "Love You", and it features the Bella Rose embossing folder by Craftwell it's just beautiful!
Craftwell Cut N' Boss
Craftwell Bella Rose embossing folder
9 1/2 wooden embroidery hoop
Deep Blue Sharpie
Hot glue gun
White acrylic paint
White vellum paper
Double sided tape
The first step in making this altered embroidery hoop, was choosing the papers, trims, embellishments, and the picture I was going to use. The next step was to emboss my vellum.
I decided to use the Bella Rose embossing folder because to me it's just gorgeous!
After it was embossed beautifully, I knew I needed to cut my papers to fit the hoop's circular
shape. I trace around the outside of the hoop on both my vellum and patterned papers.
Then I decided to get out my beloved eBrush, and ebrushed around the circle before cutting
them out by hand.
Next I separated the 2 parts of the hoop. I covered them in gesso and let them dry.
Then I painted both parts white and let them dry. Once all that was done I took my
embossed vellum and adhered it to my patterned paper. I wanted to mute the paper a bit.
That is why I chose to put embossed vellum over the patterned paper. I wanted the pic to pop!
I took my papers that had been cut into a circle to fit the embroidery hoop and hot glued it to
the back of the hoop. I hot glued my sequined trim around the front of the hoop, and adhered
flat-backed pearls around the inside edge of the hoop. I used my electronic cutting machine to
cut out a mat for my picture, and cut out some paper bows too. I did some more eBrushing to
the edges of the bows and mat using my deep blue Sharpie.
I matted my picture, decided where I liked all my elements then glued them into place. I cut
some of my ribbons and trims, so that they could hang down from the hoop. I then placed some cabochons and butterflies to the bottom of a few of the strands. The following pictures are the end result.
I love altering embroidery hoops! If you have not made one yet, I encourage you to give it a try!
They are affordable and I warn you addictive to make, and so much fun! It is my hope that you liked what you have seen and that some how you were also inspired!
Have a blessed day! - Desiree'