>Yellowbelly

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I wanted to start painting today, but the fact is, I still had quite a bit of preparation to do on my beaded Beatles Yellow Submarine. Yes, this is the boring part, but remember- it’s the details that will make or break the piece.

Beaded Beatles Yellow Submarine pop art bead embroidery construction techniques blue meanies beading Boston

First, I prepared my Blue Meanie images by adhering them to canvas paper and painting over them with acrylics and clear gloss. Then, I stitched them to the bottom layer of the submarine. I also stitched the two felt filler-layers into place, as well as the top beaded layer. This took about 4 hours. Stitching the beaded layer to the rest of the piece took awhile because my thread kept getting caught on the seed beads or other parts of the piece. And, I had to trim excess felt as I went along. You can see the back of the stitched-together piece in the photo below.

Beaded Beatles Yellow Submarine pop art bead embroidery construction techniques blue meanies beading Boston

Then, using more yellow Magatamas, I started to edge the belly of the sub.

Beaded Beatles Yellow Submarine pop art bead embroidery construction techniques blue meanies beading BostonI’d say I’m about halfway done. When I finish the beadwork, I think I’ll finally be ready to paint my stretched canvas. :0

Beaded Beatles Yellow Submarine pop art bead embroidery construction techniques blue meanies beading Boston(18″ x 12″ x 1″)

14 thoughts on “>Yellowbelly

  1. >Thanks for all the comments! I probably did use thousands of beads! LOL. And, I’m hoping that this piece looks very dimensional when it’s complete. :)And, Freebird, sometimes I have a down time. But not for long…Usually, it’s just the amount of time I take to update all of my websites and clean up my workspace in preparation for a new project. I do have an idea of my next piece already. You know me. I don’t like to live too many days without beading! 😀

  2. >But after the boring part you get to put the whole picture together and bask in knowledge that another piece of art is done. I wonder, when you finish a project do you start right away on another or do you have a down period, moodwise?

  3. >This is an amazing piece LB I love it :o) You have the patience of a saint to get through so many beads, I love to add beads to my work but I’m not sure I could do this much beading you must have gone through thousands!!I too am wondering what will you do next???

  4. >Meanies!Hey Beadie – Mo needs your expert opinion on the piece of art from Brick Lanehttp://aglimpseoflondon.blogspot.com/2008/03/dont-park-here.html

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