Throughout the years, the screen doors need to be changed and I always love the rust look of an old screen...........and I have always thought that they had the perfect cross stitch grid to them.
I carefully cut a piece of and old rusted screen, and picked a cross stitch design to fit it.
To keep the rust on the screen and from tainting your floss and hands...........
spray a clear sealer onto the screen and let it dry for 30 minutes.
Trim away ......as much as you can of the wire strands that are sticking out and do be careful because the edges are still prickly and can poke you! Work your cross stitch design, being careful not to carry over a thread because the screen shows through unlike fabric.
I also stitched my initials at the bottom.........
I wanted a primitive look to my wire, so I attached mesquite tree limbs to the top and bottom with light jewelry wire. No matter how much I tried to wrap the wire on the side edges, the screen still had places where it poked my fingers.
I cut strips of matching paper and glued them onto the sides.
Now it is a pretty stitched piece to hang either in the window......
or on a porch.
What do you think?
What is an unusual thing you have stitched or painted on??
I would love to hear.