Thursday, November 19, 2015

Fabric Feather ATC

Here's some more fun with mixed media and fabric! I am a big fan of this ATC that I sent out a few months ago. Feathers are fun, right? I have been experimenting with putting fabric through my Sizzix Big Shot and seeing what happens with it. The Big Shot did a great job with this silver feather. (I, however, am a klutz and managed to tear off the feather stem in about a millisecond. But it was easily camouflaged with some stitching.)

I believe that I used either watercolor paper or heavy card for the background. Then, lots of paints, sprays and one of my favorite stencils were used. I really like what happens when you don't clean your stencil off from any previous spray ink usage and then use gesso -- you get a little bit of color. (See upper left corner. That's some yellow that didn't get wiped off.) Sometimes there are bonuses to being a messy crafter. :)

Here's the back -- some of my favorite batik fabric, with a card stock tag. And through the magic of computers, I have added that black box there to hide the recipient's name and so forth.

This was the first project that really solidified for me how much fun it is to combine paper and fabric in a project. I love the look, and loved sewing through both. I see a lot more of this happening in my future! 

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