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Hi everyone!
Wow another 2 years before my next journal update! I've been sew(!) busy outside of the internet, that I don't really have time to post many updates anymore.
However, I decided to give a small update for a new project I've been working on for the Ripley Unconventional Art Contest.

I present to you: Soft Boy!

Soft Boy by tavington

I will give a short summary on why I chose to make this piece of soft sculpture in the deviation itself, but here, I thought I would share the making process and what exactly I do on my machine to create items like this.


Steps1 by tavington

Firstly, I created a template by printing out various sheets of A4 paper and sticking them together like a jigsaw. I then traced over the lines using a Sharpie marker onto a large sheet of Reynold's Freezer Paper.
I ironed this paper onto my fabric underneath (which was a patchwork hodge-pogde of textures, fabrics and grey colours!)
Once the Freezer Paper was ironed on, I stitched all over the lines I'd just drawn. Sometimes for the trickier, rounded lines and letters I switched to a free-motion quilting foot. Once all of my lines had been sewn over, I carefully tore off the Freezer Paper, picking out paper stuck under stitches with a small pin.

Steps2 by tavington

Once all the paper was off, it was time to decorate with stitching! You can see on the left-hand side of the photo above, that I had my free-motion quilting foot on, and I had just finished embroidering the letters on the front of the sculpture. Once different parts of the embroidery were complete, I started working on the 3D buttons.

Steps3 by tavington

The 3D buttons were the trickiest part to this piece and all had to be sewn onto the main structure by hand. I originally wasn't going to venture into more 3-dimensional territory, but I wanted to replicate the original as accurately as I could, so I chose to invest a little more time in them.
Once these buttons were complete, I started work on the back of the unit, adding the battery compartment, buttons to replicate screws, and the cartridge slot. I then pinned it to the sides of the console and stitched it all together.

Steps4 by tavington

After all of sewing was complete, it was time for stuffing! This gigantic piece took over 1kg of stuffing to fill, and took me about an hour to fill and close. I was very pleased with the end result though!
Now, where is it going to live? Any takers? :D (Big Grin)

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Donna Marie Evans
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United Kingdom
I'm a freaky fan girl who just loves to create fan art. Not for popularity, but just because I love it and it makes me happy. I love films and interesting characters.

Current Residence: Manchester, UK
Favourite genre of music: Video game and movie soundtracks
Favourite style of art: Traditional drawing and painting
Operating System: Windows XP
MP3 player of choice: Samsung and Zen
Wallpaper of choice: Movie themed
Favourite cartoon character: Professor Layton, Sonic the Hedgehog, Scar, Judge Claude Frollo, Ganondorf, Phoenix Wright
Personal Quote: Be yourself

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MateoGraph Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2018
Nice pillows and artworks !
tavington Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for stopping by, I really appreciate it! You have wonderful works in your gallery too! Good luck in the contest :)
MateoGraph Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2018
0rangeleaves Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
here's a petition to bring your favorite characters, like sally acorn and the freedom fighter in the IDW comic series. would you like to put your support on petition, to bring back the freedom fighters into the IDW comic series, by any chance?…
ashbasher22 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday. Hope it went well. :)
CaterBug Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday, Donna! :cake:
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happy b-dayHave your cake and eat it too 
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Happy Birthday! Birthday cake  icon 
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope you have a great day today filled with everything you enjoy and love, keep being amazing.
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