Sunday, February 24, 2013

I'm Back with some Postcards

Wow, I can't believe I have been gone so long!  We sold our house and have moved to a townhouse temporarily while the new place is being built.  My studio is in storage in Tulsa and I don't know when I'll have the new studio up and running.  Bummer.  I have a few things in the townhouse to work with, like my sewing machine and a few fabrics, but almost all supplies are packed away, making it very difficult to do much work.  About all I have been able to work on are some small postcards.  Here are a few of them:

This one was done with some rusted fabric I did; the rused fabric is textured.  Hand stitching and some French knots finish the piece. 
This postcard is again made with rusted fabric, hand stitching, some beads and pieces of fabric with text.
As you can see, I've got some rusted fabrics with me, as well as black!  The top rusted fabric has been sprayed with black webbing spray (Krylon), and the black fabric sprayed with gold webbing spray.  The square in the corner is a piece of a napkin and the whole piece has been painted with gel medium so I could stitch on the paper without it tearing. 
This one is a whimsical piece I did with scraps of fabrics I had with me, and I added some machine quilting.  The grass spikes are hand stitching with embroidery floss.