Sunday, August 22, 2010

A Gift for the Bride

My best friend's son is getting married Sept. 4th and I was honored when my friend commissioned me to create a keepsake handkerchief for the bride. The plan was to buy a few ladies handkerchiefs to play with, but they are not easy to find and are expensive. So I turn to the fabric I already had in my studio, which was soft muslin. Next step was to antique the fabric, then I use my alphabet design for the lettering. I painted the branches on (similarly to the artwork on the wedding invitation), added the lace trim, small pearls, and the blue rose.
This handkerchief will be presented with a special gift for the bride before the wedding. I hope she likes it