>Mobil Gas

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Today I want to show you the method I used to ‘transfer the image’ for my beaded Mobil gas station sign. This sign is the sixth sign in a series which will accompany my beaded Boston trolley and Citgo sign.

Beaded Boston trolley MBTA Citgo Mobil gas station prices sign T bead embroidery artist pop art petrol

First, I resized my sketch in Microsoft Word and printed it out. Then, I stitched the paper to the ‘wrong’ side of a black piece of vinyl. Next, I used some dark blue and vintage red size 11 seed beads to embroider the letters. I stitched directly over the paper.

Beaded Boston trolley MBTA Citgo Mobil gas station prices sign T bead embroidery artist pop art petrol
Then, I rinsed the beadwork under water to soften the paper, and gently pulled it away from the beads. Any small bits of paper left can be pulled out with the tip of a beading needle, or you can wait for it to dry, and repeat the process.

Beaded Boston trolley MBTA Citgo Mobil gas station prices sign T bead embroidery artist pop art petrol

This Mobil sign measures 2″ wide x 1/2″ tall.

Beaded Boston trolley MBTA Citgo Mobil gas station prices sign T bead embroidery artist pop art petrol
Before I move on, I think I’m going to layer the beads a bit. Then, I just have a few more signs to complete. Back to beading!😀

8 thoughts on “>Mobil Gas

  1. >Thanks for the comments! These signs do take some time since they are small, but what beadwork doesn’t? LOL. Also, Dorothee, I stitched the beads onto the non-vinyl side of a piece of vinyl simply because I like the gray stitched fabric. Just a little experiment!😀

  2. >Interesting The Lone B, and thanks for sharing the method with us. I had no idea how this process worked before. Looks like a very meticulous job and quite a lot of work, but really cool and nice though.BTW What do you mean by “wrong” side of a black piece of vinyl. Have a good evening,

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