Another small project finished this morning as I work through the 3CS TOM [technique of the month]. This little postcard started as a small off-cut of avocado silk dupion. I had a package of stick on leaves in various shapes [purchased from one of those dollar stores]. I used three 'grapey' leaves as a 'mask', then used a stiff bristle stencil brush to apply some gold shiva to the background. Once the oil was cured, I pulled the leaves away. There is a small amount of machine stitching around the perimeter to highlight the leaf shapes.
I hope this close up shows the beaded bunch of grapes. This beading was done on two layers of purple felt prior to attaching to the background, then a few more beads added at the sides of the 'bunch'. Fortunately, I had some DMC memory 'thread' which made an excellent little dimensional tendril to finish off. The back fabric is a soft green cotton that I dyed myself. This was a quick and fun project. I am thoroughly enjoying my time on the 3CS forum, the ladies are always coming up with something interesting for us to try.