Thursday, 27 February 2014

ATCs with Attitude

As I mentioned in a previous post I have been making things with Craft Attitude to show what can be done with this product on fabric. They have now revealed these Artist Trading Cards on their Facebook page and I can thus show them to you here too.

There was a time when I made many ATCs for swaps but due to the increased costs of postage I haven't swapped in quite a long time. Making these ones reminded me of how much I used to enjoy producing them and I might go back to a bit of swapping one of these days. Artist Trading Cards for those of you who are not familiar with the concept, are sized 2.5 x 3.5" and are made to be exchanged with other artists.
 For these ATCs I used a background left over from another of my Craft Attitude pieces that I will show you in the not too far distant future and which involved lace applique, machine stitching, painting and stencilling which together build up a very textural background.
I  had plenty of the lace background made for that larger project left so I made this set of Artist Trading Cards based on my own flower and tree photographs. I fitted as many of these photographs (sized 2 x 3”) on one sheet of Craft Attitude. I used my Xyron with fabric glue cartridge on the glossy side of the printed Craft Attitude sheet, cut out the individual pictures and adhered them to the lace backgrounds which were cut 2.1/2” x 3.1/2”. I stitched around the images with gold thread by machine and beaded (by hand) along the outline. Vintage text was stitched on as shown and the ATCs were edged with hand done buttonhole stitch.
 
On these individual pictures of each ATC you can see just how well the textured background can be discerned through the images printed on Craft Attitude. They seem to merge with it.

5 comments:

cri-cri said...

they ´re great ... I still make ATC´s for swap and it´s everytime a little experience to make something on such little piece of paper ...

massofhair said...

Fab ATC's Frieda! I do one ATC swap a month but keep them flat, this way it's affordable. Wld love to make dimensional but as you say it then becomes expensive:-) x

Lenna Young Andrews said...

oh frieda, seeing all those ATCs made me remember too! I just got my package of Craft attitude and hope to play soon. Love what you did and I would be game to exchange ATCs anytime! :)

Linda said...

Gorgeous ATCs Frieda!! I just may have to get some of that Craft Attitude to play with:) Like Lenna I too would trade with you again-anytime. I still make them on occasion and just "met" someone online who just discovered them so I'll be sending her a few to start collection. Little does she know yet how addicting it is :)

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