Something else I've been working on this month is making samples and kits for a class I taught last week--making Mixed Media Postcards--with an emphasis on sewing/quilting. We are using materials like cotton fabric, burlap, hand dyed silk, scrapbooking paper, painted papers, recycled papers, painted dryer sheets, painted batting, sheers, buttons, beads, painted paper towels, yarn, vintage ribbon....you name it! You should have seen the look on some of thier faces when I explained the painted dryer sheet and paper towel bit. It is so much fun to introduce people to new materials and a new way to view art materials. We had a blast in the class. Here are some of the cards I made as samples.
This one features a dyed paper towel leaf on decorator fabric and taffeta.
On my own silk hand dyed fabric.
Great focal fabric, on a gold and orange joss paper, and embellished with beads, ric-rac and vintage ribbon.
This flower and leaf were made from collaged paper fabric and other papers. Dragonfly brad.
Another fun focal fabric, with an African flare.
Dryer sheet leaves with beaded embellishments. I love the translucent effect of the leaves.