Thursday, December 18, 2014

New Art Cushions!

Hi everyone,

I haven't updated my blog in quite a while but I have lots to update you all on...
My first little update is that I have been learning how to sew! I decided I would love to create more of a variety of products featuring my artworks; so I thought I would start off this little idea by creating some cute cushions.

My mum very kindly offered to teach me how to use a sewing machine - it was quite a challenge, to say the least, but, I do hope I will be able to improve over time. So, with my mums help we made a few cushions with my painting designs on...

My favourite cushion design we both created is the Elsa cushion; I think it looks really cute and it's uplifting too. I love Elsa's character in the movie Frozen.

...For another cushion design I created a watercolour painting of one of my favourite perfume bottles, Vera Wang - Princess (it was gifted to me by my boyfriend last christmas, I love the bottle so much & the perfume smells of sweets ...mmmm). It was great fun to create. I really enjoyed getting all the detail into the bottle & using vivid colours.

Here is a photograph of the fabric - I got my designs printed on a linen mix cotton fabric by a company in America, especially to make these cushions. It was really exciting to see them when they came in the post.

Here is the Vera Wang Princess Perfume Cushion. I love the colours in this design.

Overall, I think my little cushion making experiment was a hit, it was good fun and it's rewarding to see my artworks on other items. I also designed a Miss Dior Cushion, so I will have to edit this post and put a picture in for you all soon. :-) Hopefully I will think of some more designs soon to add to my little collection of cushions.

If you would like to purchase one of my handmade cushions they are available to purchase through my Etsy store. 

I really hope you enjoyed reading my blog. Best Wishes,
Allanah Claire x

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