I finally did some finishing over the weekend. This is one of the Kick Back and Stitch pieces I stitched a while back. I cut this piece out leaving about 1/2 inch from the stitched edge. I then creased all the sides to the back. I cut a piece of finishing foam to match and then covered it with gold lame. I placed the stitching on top of that and then......glued all the edges down! Next I placed that on top of the box...after the glue dried, of course, and then I glued this to the top. A little while later I came back and glued the gold trim all around the outside. Since this paper painted box is not destined for the Needlework Hall of Fame, I did not feel it necessary to worry about archival finishing. It will be a welcomed gift for a friend in August.
Labels: Kick Back and Stitch