I haven't been doing many commissions, but this was a request by a former co-worker for a belated wedding gift for another former co-worker, so how could I refuse? I agreed to make something using the wedding invitation, but really didn't have a plan until I had the invitation in hand. My initial thoughts were to create a transfer, but in the end it was easiest to just use the actual invitation in a mixed media piece.
I started with the background fabric and taped off the dimensions of the front, since it was to be mounted on an 11 x 14 art canvas.
Next was figuring out placement of the design elements. The doily was first; it was fused together where the folded layers overlapped, and then fused into place on the background. The invitation would overlap the doily at the bottom. Fusible was applied to the back of the invitation, and then the lace trim was fused just under the edge on 3 sides.