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Elena Wikstrom 

Juried Member of League of NH Craftsmen


         I am a theatrical costume designer, who worked in a number of Saint-Petersburg Theaters and Music Halls. After moving to the United States in 2003, I  continued to   use my knowledge and experience with fabric to create costumes and  design new  pieces, such as paintings, tableclothes, Christmas ornaments and greeting cards.  
         I have been painting on fabric for more than 20 years. I create my own stencils, one for each color, and for every detail in my composition. I use oil and dry brush technique  to create an airbrushed look. I also use acrylic paint and try to use as many different kinds of fabric as possible. I also do applique of painted fabric or paper in my compositions. For the final decorating I use a very old technique of applying paint through a very small hole in a wax paper bag, similar to a pastry bag for cake but much smaller. This is an imitation of  embroidery using paint, not thread, to make home decor items.
    
             
                                        
                                Costumes   Tablecloth "Celebration"  
             Costumes


                 
                     Tablecloth "Runner"                       Tablecloth "Medallions"

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