Sunday, May 17, 2009

Handpainted Note Cards






I have been having a lot of fun over the past few months painting papers. Many of the papers started off as being pages for some of my handmade books, but I was also trying to think of a way that I could show them off a little better on their own. I also sometimes do quilting and craft shows, and so I thought that these might make good pick-up items that people could buy for themselves or as a gift. I have done lots of different techniques to paint the papers including: stamping, resist, paste paper, brayer, monoprint, salt, and more. I also made a few fabric cards using some of the rust fabric that I made, and also some of the bleach discharge fabric that I did some time ago. Whether fabric or paper, I sewed each piece onto a cardstock card base, with lots of different kinds of threads. My favorite is the copper metallic! These little cards have proven to be quite addictive to make.

4 comments:

Halle said...

What a great idea! I'm so amazed at how perfectly straight and even you sew.
Thanks for sharing!

Beena said...

Love the notecards! Gorgeous!

Judy said...

These are great. Do they flip open?

Elizabeth in NM said...

Good question, Judy. Yes, they do flip open so that you can write a note inside. Just like a regular note card. I just sent a bunch out last week for teacher Thank You cards, and it was fun to use them.