Today I am here to share with you something different because it was created on a medium I don’t usually work with. But special because I was creating it for a very special friend of mine.
This is Carole and she is a wonderful and talented artist who has decided to break out and sell her items and also do paint and sip classes. Carole mentioned that she would be needing an apron for her classes and I was prompted by God to make her a special one just for her. I wasn’t sure what to put onto her apron; several ideas came and went but then I was asked by Carole to follow her art Facebook page called – Be Bold and Create. Then I knew, these were the words to use because they would suit all of her creative pursuits.
Now I don’t usually work on fabric but I do work on canvases so I was brave and went ahead with my creation. To make the lettering so that the words were bold and I didn’t have to cut them out by hand. I used my Cricut machine to cut some letters out of vinyl then I placed them onto the apron and rubbed over them really thoroughly to make sure they wouldn’t move. During some of my craft space cleaning, I found some fabric markers and this is what I used to make the colourful background. All I knew was that I should make it bright and colourful because that is Carole’s personality so I just kept on adding colour until all the letters were surrounded. I carefully peeled each of the letters off and then following the directions on the marker packet I heat set the design with my iron.
Carole was really touched by this handmade gift and the reasons behind it all. I wanted her to have something with her as she bravely goes forward with this new chapter in her life. As I believe this new adventure of hers is going to lead her to many new places and she will be able to connect with many new people while sharing her incredible talent.
Thanks for stopping in and looking at this different post of mine. But I wanted to share this project (after I got Carole’s permission) as it is definitely something different for me.
Until my next post,
Be Kind to Yourself and Others.