In Progress

A list of my in progress craft projects and plans.

Updated periodically.

Camille Pissarro 1897 The Boulevard Montmartre on a Winter Morning

The public domain photo above of Camille Pissarro’s 1897 “The Boulevard Montmartre on a Winter Morning” is from https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/437310 

  • I purchased a diamond painting kit of “The Boulevard Montmartre on a Winter Morning” by Camille Pissarro from AliExpress Zamyel Store
    • Due to the YouTube video “What a Copyright Strike Taught Me – A Wake Up Call for the Diamond Painting Community” by Tiny Worlds of Wonder (https://youtu.be/l7Vo44-B6bc) I don’t want to take any chances with copyrights.
    • I have older craft kits I purchased and did not think copyright was an issue with them. Going forward I going to make sure it is a copyright free item and stick to the public domain photos and or older paintings or have something uniquely my own.
    • I purchased the larger size of 50*70 cm for just under $20, and I already put together some 20″x30″ stretcher bars with acid-free foam board for it. I am very happy it works well with a somewhat standard frame size. The actual painting size is smaller than 20″x30″ and I already cut a piece of of this shiny almost metallic black fabric for the background on the frame and zigzag stitched the edges and attached the fabric to fusible interfacing.
    • The actual diamond painting canvas is finished as of March or April 2021, but I still have to frame this. I have stretcher bars with acid free foam board already assembled, but in the future I plan to use canvas panel boards as they are more storage friendly and sturdier than foam board. There are so many options with framing I am not sure how I am going to frame this. I might just wrap this painting with black fabric and then glue and seal the diamond painting to the foam board on the stretcher bars. For future pieces I may seal and paint and blend the edges of a canvas panel. 
    • For reference, if I decide to paint blended edges on this the top two colors per the color list are DMC 3072 and 452.
  • Autumn Tree Cross Stitch Kit
      • finished the cross stitch probably in mid 2019
      • still have to
        • soak it in water to remove the print
        • add additional beads and sequins
        • frame on stretcher bars
        • figure out what frame to use as now agree with the benefits of a frame and glass/Plexiglas
  • Summer Tree Cross Stitch Kit
    • as of April 2020, still working the actual cross stitch and then to add beads (just a style option I like) and frame on stretcher bars (14 in x 14 in or 35.56 cm x 35.56 cm)
  • Spring Tree Cross Stitch Kit
    • finished the cross stitch probably in mid 2019
    • still have to
      • soak it in water to remove the print
      • add additional beads and sequins
      • frame on stretcher bars
      • figure out what frame to use as now agree with the benefits of a frame and glass/Plexiglas
      • I have each of these cross stitch four seasons trees completed as of March 2021. They were started in 2017. However, I am still working on framing them.
  • SewIsabel Logo Diamond Painting Embroidery Kit
    • as of April 2020 this is 90% finished
    • just have to add varnish on top of the diamond painting drills and add a fabric back, embellish the frame and place on stretcher bars
    • I have this finished as of April 2021, but is not framed
  • Square By Design Brand Monarch Butterfly Craft Project
    • Supplies
      • 20″ x 20″ stretcher bars (50.8 cm x 50.8 cm)
      • painters tape used to help place the ribbon border
      • burlap ribbon with lace from dollar store
      • acid free foam board 20″ x 20″ (50.8 cm x 50.8 cm)
    • Process
      • using painters tape and the 20″ x 20″ (50.8 cm x 50.8 cm) stretcher bar frames I placed the burlap around the butterfly and secured it with thread by hand, it is a wire ribbon, in the future I may use a straight stitch on the sewing machine, probably completed that in 2019
    • 5D DIY Diamond painting cross stitch Christmas dog and cat full square diamond embroidery
      • US $8.45
      • AliExpress Seller: YI BRIGHT Official Store
      • Square Drill 30x40cm
      • Ordered March 2020
      • finished the diamond painting canvas in 2020
      • to make the fabric frame and frame on stretcher bars with acid free foam board
      • probably going to use fake blue suede fabric and green ribbon and rattail cord edging
        • 0.750 yd x $19.99 = $14.99 sign 99 suede blue 59″ 100% polyester remnant dated 2/23/19 07951312 Joann fabric and craft stores fabric remnant
      • finished the Christmas dog and cat diamond painting canvas have to apply sealant to diamond painting, very carefully to not interfere with the ribbon application, not sure which sealant am going to use
    • Full Square diamond embroidery cross stitch cardinals diamond painting window “cross” DIY 3D diamond mosaic bird
      • US $8.70
      • AliExpress Seller: YI BRIGHT Official Store
      • Square Drill 30x40cm
      • Order March 2020