Transform an Embroidered Outline on Paper with Watercolor Pencils

May 10, 2023


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A  simple outline embroidery on watercolor paper can be further enhanced with watercolor pencils to make it into a unique piece of art! A perfect gift to someone you love!

What you need:

  • Water color paper
  • Watercolor pencils
  • Tear-Away Stabilizer
  • In mySewnet Library you can find many outline designs. Get the  embroidery design used in this project  here:
  • In this project the 240mm x 150mm - Creative Grand Metal Hoop is used.


How to do:

1. Hoop the stabilizer and water color paper with magnets in the Creative Grand Metal Hoop.

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2. Stitch out the embroidery.

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3. Unhoop the embroidery design. Use watercolor pencils to paint inside the outline of the embroidery.

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4. Wet the painted surface with a brush. This makes the color bleed together. Let dry.

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5. Cut out along the stitched outline. If necessary touch up the edges with a black marker pen.

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Arranging the embroidered flower in a frame

6. Put black felt under the opening in the passe partout and use masking tape to hold it in place.

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7. Hot glue the colored flower embroidery in the frame, curl the edges to give it a more natural look.

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8. Your artwork is now ready! Don’t forget to put your signature on it!


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