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My DIY ~ Suzani art work.

Suzani, a form of traditional embroidered textile from Central Asia , now adorn the sofas

beds and pillows of many homes. Suzani shapes - like wheels, flowers, leaves and scrolling

borders - are showing up on everything. The bright colors and intricate motifs go with

modern and traditional decorating styles.


I cut out suzani motifs from wrapping paper and decoupaged them on a painted canvas. Used Yellow ochre as a base color and glued these motifs . once dried protect the canvas with a clear Matte finish sealer / varnish. A trial project costs under $7 including the canvas and wrapping paper from my favorite store World Market .


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Taken on August 28, 2012