Last year I stamped my Bombshell Mermaid stamp onto fabric and coloured her in with Copic markers. I made a quilted surround from sea themed fabrics:
Well this time I wanted to use the same stamp but EMBROIDER the mermaid stamp this time!
I also wanted to include some fabric for the mermaid's tail and bikini top so I bonded some Bondaweb (to prevent fraying) onto the back of my chosen fabric and stamped the Mermaid's tail and top onto this fabric:
I then carefully cut it out the tail and bikini top from the fabric.
I stamped my Mermaid onto a piece of cream fabric using Staz-On ink and put the fabric into an embroidery hoop.
I took the fabric tail and bikini top I had cut out and used some clear glue to place it onto the mermaid:
I also outlined the fabric tail and bikini top with back stitch.
Once the embroidery was complete I finished the mermaid by attaching her to a collaged and stitched fabric background to make a hanging!
Hope you enjoyed this project remember stamps make excellent subjects for embroidery!