Stitching on photos tutorial

Amy Tangerine Stitched PhotoI have been wanting to create a framed series of photos of Jack with stitching on them for quite some time. After receiving these enlargements from Persnickety Prints (my favorite size right now is 8″x12″), I decided to go for it. Using a the best white pen, a Uni-ball Signo, I began by writing out the second line of journaling because I wanted to fill in as much of the grass with stitching as possible.Amy Tangerine Stitched Photo Amy Tangerine Stitched PhotoThen I took a We R Memory Keepers brad setter (you can use any paper piercer) and began poking holes about 1/4″ apart. Amy Tangerine Stitched PhotoThen using a back-stitch, I began stitching my letters.Amy Tangerine Stitched PhotoAfter some time relaxing on the sofa – stitching can be incredibly therapeutic – it was done. Not quite sure how I am going to frame it – either a simple floating frame or perhaps I’ll just get it done professionally. I am loving the texture and how it turned out. Amy Tangerine Stitched Photo

22 Responses to Stitching on photos tutorial

  1. Melissa R says:

    Beautiful Amy! I love the texture that stitching gives, and it looks so homey. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Scrappy Manila says:

    hi! amy lovely as always! jack looks adorbs!

    are you using embroidery floss? how many stands of floss do you usually use? yours looks perfect, mine always look too stuffed up or too loose

    • Amy says:

      Hi! This is Aunt Lydia’s crochet thread in size 10. But when I use floss, I use the whole strand, without separating any of it.

  3. glee says:

    Love how your saying suits the pic; that alone is post worthy. And we all love any chance to see mr. adorbs!!


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