Select digitaly altered handmade ATC print onto 8"x10" silk sheet, layered with organzas and tulles then free motioned stitched. Flower centers are made with peltex and panne then needlelaced with cotton pearl. Silver metallic cord is needlelaced onto the bacground, leaves, stems and vines are cotton pearl zigged zagged stitched down. Silk ribbon embroidered flower petals and silver 3mm metal beads and swarovski crystals montees finish this piece.
This is a link to a close up picture of my collage
Here is a basic instructions on needlelace, this is a buttonhole stitch
I am doing a little bit of research on this technique, this stitch can also be called netting and needleweaving