I started with some drop cloth material, a piece of Styrofoam cut to size, a large "R" stencil cut on my Silhouette, Americana paint in Wisteria, and a stencil brush. You will also need embroidery thread, a needle, ric rac, and hot glue.
I filled in the "stencil" areas (or where the breaks in my letter were) by hand. I threaded my needle with white embroidery thread. I was inspired to create a piece of art that was a combination of paint and embroidery by a fabulous book from Lark crafts called Doodle Stitching: Embroidery and Beyond. There are some fabulous ideas in the book and I just wanted to break out my needle and get to stitching!
I used the thread to stitch all the way around my letter. I then wrapped the Styrofoam block like a present and used hot glue to secure.
I wrapped the block in green ric rac and yet again used hot glue to secure. A simple loop hot glued to the back is all you need to hang. Because this piece is made from wrapped Styrofoam it is super light.
I am calling this portion of the gallery wall done....what do you think of my monogram wall art?
Some products were given to me by companies to use in my crafting. All opinions and projects are my own.