Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Another Postquard

Today I made a second Postquard to send to Switzerland. I took pictures of each layer to show you my process. I get teased a lot by friends for using things like this piece of paper towel, that I used for my 1st layer. It was from cleaning up after painting. I even cleaned some of my stamps off on it. I thought it was too pretty to throw away.The dark green on the left is a strip of fabric. I used BoNash to fuse this all down to my Timtex base.

Next is my silk organza, that I painted with Dynaflow fabric paints, & the little green ginko leaf is from a rubbing I did with a Shiva Stick & my toothbrush holder in my bathroom.

After layering the silk on top of the paper layer I quilted it with Holoshimmer thread in a Copper color.

Last I layered on the Ginko piece, fininhed the edges with a dark green holoshimmer, & stamped the word "DREAM" in copper paint. I tried a little embossing powder on it to make stand out a little, but it wasn't very successful. It didn't stick very well to the silk & copper paint.

12 comments:

sue b said...

Lovely card. I haven't used painted towels in my work yet. I have been collecting dryer sheets though so I can incorporate them at some point. Love the image of the leaf. I wonder if you outlined the wording in black if it would help it pop off the page a bit?

Anonymous said...

Pretty pretty.

Kay said...

At a guild dyeing workshop, one of the members saved her paper towels because she thought they were so pretty. I bet she never used hers though. How exactly did you do a rubbing with a paint stick and that ginko leaf? Did you spread the paint on the leaf and then press it? I haven't had much luck using the paint sticks like that, but perhaps there's something I don't know.

DubiQuilts said...

Great post card! I too love using my painted and dyed cleanup fabric scraps.

debraspincic said...

I get the same kind of teasing for saving all the selvedges from my fabrics. I just love those little color dots along the edge and sometimes the words are cool too. It all adds to the uniqueness of our work!

Karoda said...

I saved some paper towels from my last dyeing adventure...I'm not sure what I'm going to do with them yet but this presentation will go in the idea book. I really love these cards.

PaMdora said...

Ha ha, paper towel. How clever you are! I never would have thought of anything like that, but now i'll keep my eyes open to more possiblities! Looks like you're having great fun and great results. Keep up the good work!

Gerrie said...

These are beautiful. Thanks for checking in on my blog! Im adding you to my blog roll.

Kim said...

Nice quard! (BTW - love that word!) So happy to see you back and getting better.

Marcy said...

Its pretty kind of paints and its great idea that i always wanted to learn and more as my mom and you because i need to learn more keep me busy !!! smile love u aunt deb!

Sande said...

Very pretty. I love that background piece, even with the paper towel in it. That's a very interesting idea.

StegArt said...

Very nice. Thank you for sharing your step-by-step. I too save paper toweling. Now you've given me some new ideas. Thanks!