Sunday, September 30, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
Look at this beautiful postcard I received from Marg Waters. It is gorgeous and I keep looking at it trying to figure out how she did all the layers. The photo doesn't do it justice. Thanks Marg!
Sunday, September 23, 2007
This one is made with commercial fabrics and machine stitched. I used FME on a dissolvable to make the skeleton leaf. I then stitched it to the postcard.
This one is made with two different fabrics that I rust dyed and then machine stitched.
I made two postcards like this one. They were machine needle felted, then wet felted using hand dyed wool and silk fibers. I then machine stitched them.
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Another postcard completed! This one is needle felted on the machine, then wet felted, then stitched and needle felted some more, then stitched and stitched and stiched - it seemed like forever. But it looks good finished although a little wonky on the edges. Now I've got to figure out whether to send them "naked" in the mail.
I have joined a postcard exchange group on www.art2mail.com and I'm in group #36. We have three months to complete 20 postcards and this is my first. It's base is a commercial grayish/green fabric that I rust dyed, then added another commercial fabric with FME and some FME gold circles. I made 5 more of the rust dyed backgrounds so you'll see more of those soon.
Here's some detail of the gold FME. I'm a newbie to FME but I'm really enjoying it and I think it turned out OK.