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Wine Stain Art

Wine Stain Art

Check out this art from Amelia Harnas, she uses wine and embroidery to come up with beautiful and unique art pieces.

My process for creating these wine stain portraits uses a wax resist (batik) and repeated wine stains to build up a light/dark pattern. Then, I add embroidery (split stitch, to be precise) to reinforce the design of the portrait. So far, my equipment is rather crude, melting dead candle remnants in a coffee can over a propane grill or stovetop & painting the wax resist with a kiddie bristle brush. The first stains are made with a $10 bottle of French Cahors, but subsequent stains will feature Finger Lakes reds chosen for deep color and lowest residual sugars. Yes, I am truly eager to continue expanding upon these initial results.

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Author: Brie

2 Comments to “Wine Stain Art”
  1. pudding cup says:

    not my kind of art….

  2. Amelia captures wonderful portraits no matter how she paints. The wine stains are her latest venture in her varied trail of art accomplishments. Go see her full webpage:

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