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Beetle In Bliss

| Fabric Craft > Fabric Painting Designs

By Hobby Ideas

Difficulty Level Expert

Use few wires, yarns and fabrics to create this beautiful sculptural piece of a leaf and a beetle. Explore and sculpt these fabric materials into beautiful shapes of your choice

how to do it yourself

STEP 1:-

Beetle In Bliss - Step 1 | Hobbyideas

The wires used for making the leaf are all doubled and are twisted to make them thick
Assemble all these wires in the the shape of a leaf as shown in the image
The leaf is about 15 inches long and proportionately wide
You may choose the size of the leaf as per your choice

STEP 2:-

Beetle In Bliss - Step 2 | Hobbyideas

Twist the flower making tape around the wires to conceal them as well as to cover all open ends.

STEP 3:-

Beetle In Bliss - Step 3 | Hobbyideas

The leaf is woven with both the green and yellow wool. Start winding one coloured wool around the wires first and then take the other colour to finish the leaf.

STEP 4:-

Beetle In Bliss - Step 4 | Hobbyideas

Take a recyclable DVD. Cut a red coloured fabric into a circle of about 9" diameter. Give a running stitch along the edges of the fabric as shown in the image.

STEP 5:-

Beetle In Bliss - Step 5 | Hobbyideas

Pull the thread to gather the cloth under the DVD and stuff some synthetic cotton to puff it up
Pull the threads more tightly and tie it under the DVD

STEP 6:-

Beetle In Bliss - Step 6 | Hobbyideas

The puffed up part will form something resembling a small cushion
Draw a beetle on the fabric

STEP 7:-

Beetle In Bliss - Step 7 | Hobbyideas

Paint the beetle with Acrylic Colour - Black 02
Leave it to dry

STEP 8:-

Beetle In Bliss - Step 8 | Hobbyideas

Enhance the spots on the beetle with red coloured ornamental stones stuck with No Stitch Fabric Glue
Let it dry

you will need

Fevicryl No Stitch Fabric Glue, Fevicryl Acrylic Colour - Black 02, Fine Art Brushes, Colour Palette. Red Ornamental Stones, Red Cotton Fabric, Cotton For Stuffing, Flower Making Wire Thin And Thick, Green Flower Making Tape, Wool In Green Shades, Needle And Red Coloured Wool


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Posted 6 years ago