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Friday, March 26, 2010
Yesterday I trimmed the canvas around both pieces, leaving a margin of bare canvas to turn under on the Tardis itself but trimming right up to the stitching on the right hand door. I had to be careful not to cut the door attachment wires as I worked but otherwise this is easy to do, even with my regular (not my stitching) scissors.
Using my paper pattern, I cut a piece of finishing foam slightly smaller than the main canvas. I used the self stitch finishing foam so I could put the sticky side down onto a piece of gold lame, then cut it out to the right size. I will put the finishing foam in the middle between the large Tardis and the velvet backing, with the gold lame facing out. This way when the door to the Tardis is opened, the unstitched black canvas will be even more sparkly than it already is. This is why I choose black canvas with green and gold metallic specks woven into it. I was already planning to have a black and sparkling emptiness inside the Tardis when the door was opened. I didn't want to stitch the interior or the Doctor as what I think of when I remember the interior and my favorite Doctor actor isn't what my niece remembers as she's only seen the current programs with the 10th Doctor.
However, using the finishing foam covered with gold lame is today's chore as I assemble the ornament. Before doing that, I had to finish the door.
My next step was to print out a message to the recipient of this gift that was smaller than the right hand door. This was going to go under a piece of pale blue chiffon so that the door's back side was lined. The chiffon is see-through, although it does have specks of silver dotted on it.
By the way, the saying in the message is one I saw on a Dr. Who t-shirt once. Let me see if it's still for sale....
Yes, here it is.
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