Wednesday, 16 July 2008

ATC and PC

What a title, sounds like a secret code!
The first photo is the ATC i made for a swap within the Yahoo group "Textile Challenge". Fabric paper base, painted using acrylics and stamped. The crown was taken from a larger peice of fabric i made using old bits of lace stitched onto felt then washed with emulsion paint (thanks Val). I then painted the crown silver and the fleur de lise is ..... yes you guessed it, anaglypta! Old habits die hard. Words printed onto stamped paper using a small alphabet stamp set recently purchased.

The second photo shows the first two PCs in my "series" swap with Mandi. I chose anemone's as my source material hence the flurry of printing activity previously. The first (top) is made solely from paper with and thread the second is fabric and thread. I wanted to achieve a similar effect using fabric and paint as i'd achieved using the fabric paper. Lots of layering of colour was the key, just using fabric paints and stamps cut from foam onto my own space dyed fabric.
Now number three...... hmmmm.
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quiltchick said...

I recognize that stamp in the bottom corners of the ATC! lol It looks really good flower.

sharon young said...

Hi Dot
I do love these PC's I've been here twice today just to get another look at them. The colours and the stitching are just gorgeous, so complimentary.
Your ATC looks pretty scrummy too!!

Homeleightigger said...

You are so diverse in what you do Dot, and it is all so inspirational! I love the second pc particularly, the way the 'stamping' partially shows on the petals. Just gorgeous! Val