Monday, March 31, 2008

Painted Batting Postcards






I am hosting the Montly Art Technique on Art Techniques group. Basically, you just paint or dye scrap batting. You can see some samples on previous posts. I have used diluted acrylic paints, and also left over Procion fiber reactive dyes that I use for hand dyeing fabric. I think you could use just about anything--I am wanting to try it with liquid watercolors too. I am hosting 2 swaps: one for 3/3 finished postcards measuring 4 x 6 inches, that include some painted batting. I am also offering a swap for 5/5 squares of painted batting measuring 6 x 6 inches. You don't have to make a finished project for those, just trading the battings. So, I am looking forward to seeing what people come up with. Here are a couple of the postcards I was playing around with.

3 comments:

ScaryCheri said...

Elizabeth, those batting pieces are fabulous. I hope I get homein time to do this one. Love how the postcards turned out. I was wondering too with the watercolors as I havesome beautiful colors to try. Thanks for sharing. Hugz, Scary

ANNA said...

These cards are awesome which I was in your swap!!

Nikki said...

What a fun new texture with the batting. I'll have to attack that bag of scraps that I just can't throw out.