Theatre of Pain was Motley Crue’s 3rd album following Shout at the Devil. This album was less heavy then their previous work and took more of a glam metal direction. I was a freshman in high school when this was released and I remember going to see them at Madison Square Garden with my friends. The 80’s were the time of arena rock bands with concerts happening more often than they do today. I’m glad I got to experience so many of these live shows when I was younger. This is the first Motley Crue album I am embroidering, the artwork featured two airbrushed theatre masks with a gradient red background. I started by embroidering abstract stitches over the background in heavy weight wool thread. I then used a white glitter fabric for the appliqué of the masks. I then stitched over 40 colors of rayon thread on top of the fabric to create all of the shading and detail of the masks. The teardrop and ribbons were stitched in metallic red thread. The logo and album title were stitched as patches and collaged at the end.