Dalek Applique And Scrabble Letter Applique Art **giveaway**.
I made these little canvases for Jamie and Abbis room a few years back, while I was gathering the letters of their names to go above their beds. Until these, I was mainly using vintage letters, but I thought the dalek appliqué would look enough like an “A” to work in Jamies name, and the scrabble tile would be good for Abbis.
They didn’t however work together, and just looked out of place with my vintage letters. Jamie has never been in to Dr Who, so my kids don’t want them. I’m happy to send them to a new home. If they are wanted, drop me an email with your details, and which one you want… and I will wing them your way.
If you fancy making your own, this is what you’ll need:
- Ready Stretched canvas on a frame (I used 12 inch square, 1 inch deep)
- Backing material
- Staple Gun
- Material scraps
- Iron on binding material
- Sewing Machine
- Black Felt
- Glue Gun
Cut the backing material with enough extra to bend round the sides of the canvas.
For the Dalek
First draw a picture on a piece of paper, to identify all the shapes. If necessary, go over the lines in dark sharpie. You need the lines to be able to shine through so you can trace them on to the binding material. Grouping colours/types of fabric when tracing, to minimise waste, and make sure the “iron on” side is face up, so the shapes will be the right way round when you apply the fabric.
Iron on, and cut out the shapes. You can either iron the small details together before attaching to the backing fabric, or attach the large piece and keep adding the details, which ever you prefer.
For the Scrabble Tile
Select a font – there are a lot of different opinions about what font is used in the actual scrabble tiles (News Gothic is a pretty good approximation), but its too thin for what I wanted to do. I used Lucida Grand for mine, as I wanted a thicker look. Unless you are dealing with the scrabble police, and sans serif capital font will work well.
Print out, and cut the black felt using this as a guide. Glue on to the light coloured backing fabric. Finally stretch over the canvas, and secure tightly in place on the back with the sample gun.
Both of them are on canvases about 12 inches square and 1 inch deep. The backing fabric of the Dalek applique is looking a bit scruffy……so it would work well being cut out and put on a cushion maybe. The scrabble tile was really quick, but the dalek took me ages, so its a freebee for any Dr Who fans out there, or off to the charity shop.