Wellcome to my blog

My name is Martina Staniek, and I make OOAK (One Of A Kind) Teddy Bears and other soft sculptures.
I also knit and crochet - i always on the search for those very diffrent and fantastic pattern.
Last year i learned to Spin, and now i also create wonderfull and unique yarn.

I would like to introduce to you my creations and keep you updated with other happenings which are important to me.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact me.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

2 hours of painting and now we are done.


Today i was enjoying the sunshine outside, and did the painting on the veranda.

I use oil paint. I like it a lot, because it blends so nice.

I haven’t taken any pictures, because this process really isn’t any good if i take pictures.
You need to experiment yourself.

Just one important thing, take very little paint onto the brush and brush off on a piece of tissue.
brush off till nearly nothing comes off anymore, and then take the first stroke on the fabric.
It is not enough ? do the same thing again … maybe - just maybe - brush off a tiny bit less.

Remember, you can always put on more, but what is on, is very hard to get off again.


Here you can compare - 1 side without and one side with painting




Summary of the working hours:

5,0 hours - pattern design, drawing onto fabric, cutting out, running stitch marking
7,5 hours - cutting hair from seam allowance
9,0 hours - paws and starting to sew
4,0 hours - finished sewing, turning, preparing for wiring
7,0 hours - covering wire, stuffing paws
7,0 hours - finishing paws, working the face, closing the seams and attaching the limbs
3,0 hours - securing the limbs, stuffing and sewing the belly - nearly finished
2,0 hours - painting

44,5 hours working on this teddy

More pictures on this little fellow will be here : Jackson

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