I’ve just finished adding a border to the double page illustration for Jack and Jill, which is part of my upcoming book, Pocketful of Posies. For those of you who are new to this blog, I am preparing 51 illustrations for framing, so that they can be displayed in a traveling show.
The artwork was previously mounted on foam core board for photography purposes. Now, it will be dressed up and given a new border and background. I stretched upholstery fabric and picked out felt colors that complimented and contrasted with the blue and green scene.
I looked through my basket of Watercolour pima cotton threads from the Caron Collection.
And used bright blue and variegated light pastel thread for the blanket stitch edging along the felt border pieces.
I then chain stitched my initials and the date on the bottom corner pieces with variegated embroidery floss. I’m enjoying the mindless doodling of the chain stitching.
The outside blanket stitch and the embroidery floss curls pick up colors from the illustration.
Then the border pieces are sewn to the inside artwork and onto the stretched back ground.
Now, it is ready for framing!
Note: See other posts from the Pocketful of Borders series here.