Thursday, 23 August 2007

More Postcards

This fabric postcard is made from navy cotton onto which I made rubbings using irridescent Markal (Shiva) paint sticks. I added some punchinella with free motion stitching.

This one has a number of techniques for such a small piece. I started with a piece of my hand dyed fabric. I discharged a small section using discharge paste. I took a photograph of one of the roses DH bought me and printed it onto Inkjet transfer paper cut it out and ironed it to the fabric. It was free motion stitched. This is a sample of an idea I have for a bigger piece of work. Fabric Postcards are a great way to use all those samples you make for your larger pieces.

I am just having fun doing these. It's fun to try different paints. I used Aquarelle pencils for this one.

I also used Aquarelle pencils for this one but further embellished using Stewart Gill paints to add a touch of glitz. The Candy Kane is brilliant for adding the crystals and those little stars.

I was too busy this year to take part in the Art2Mail postcard swap so I am getting myself ready for next year!

8 comments:

MargaretR said...

You have been so very busy Carol! I love the PC's you've been making. You make me feel like joining that Art2Mail postcard swap next year so I can get one of those.

Sandy said...

Great postcards! You have been busy. Sandy

Quilt Pixie said...

I love the interplay between the quilt lines and the shiva paint stick lines on the first FAP. The punchella adds even more contrast of line... Very very nice.

Susan D said...

Love your postcards. They are just a nice size to try new things out on aren't they, and if it doesn't work you've not wasted too much.

Nola said...

Great postcards! Love the layers on the first one, the rose is lovely and the faces really wild! All so different!

Tonniece said...

WOW!!!! I am so far behind in posting here.
These are so great.I really love them.

Homeleightigger said...

Love all the postcards Carol, just brilliantly creative. (since when did sequin waste become punchinella - or is it just an Americanism?) Are the faces on the cards a rubber stamp, or do you draw them all the same? It is amazing how you can change the look of each one. Thanks for sharing. Val

Dianne said...

Such wonderful postcards! I love how you made the "Rose" one, and thanks for explaining how you made it.