2014 Fabric Postcards/Mini Quilts


Despite the blog silence lately I've been working away in the studio, getting out to enjoy the sunshine and taking care of things at home.  One of my latest endeavors was to try out the watercolor on fabric techniques again.  I need to prepare for the Fiber Arts Stroll where I'll demonstrate this technique and I also needed to make some postcards for the Wish Upon A Card fundraiser.


This stack is only one set of cards.  I have more in progress, including the Michael Miller Challenge cards.  These won't all go to the fundraiser. I think I'll put some in the shop and will post here when I do.  In the meantime enjoy these!  The next two are made with the watercolor technique mentioned above.



The following cards were all created with a watercolor transfer technique that I learned in a class with Carla Sonheim.  This is such a cool technique!  It takes some practice and patience with the transfers and there were a few that didn't make the cut because they didn't transfer properly, but boy it's fun to do!

Watercolor transfer cat 2 on fabric postcard

Watercolor transfer flowers 3 on fabric postcard

Watercolor transfer mouse on fabric postcard

Watercolor transfer owl 1 on fabric postcard (2)

Watercolor transfer owl 2 on fabric postcard (2)

All of these cards have batting inside rather than something really stiff. I experimented with lots of kinds of batting, one layer or two, and still didn't come up with a favorite.  One layer seems too thin if it's a thin batting.  They also all have traditional bindings, so they really are mini quilts.  Ready for framing too!