Friday, July 26, 2013

Fabric of Nature ATCs

These are for an ATC swap on Kindred Souls Art Group, the theme is the Fabric of Nature, somehow I thought it was the Nature of Fabric, but it works either way for me ;). No paper is to be used in this swap and we are to keep our colors, soft, faded and vintage like.
I used fusible web to to adhere muslin to the back of batting and on the front used fusible web to layer cotton eyelet over a vintage pink handkerchief  and to adhere appliquéd flowers from other vintage handkerchiefs. The lace edgings were sewn on by hand. I really liked how these looked, but decided to add just a bit more.
 Used fusible web to adhere ecru lace over muslin and a die to cut out the butterfly shapes. Added  beads to make the butterfly bodies. Then added some white flowers cut out from lace trimmings and added some small beads when sewing them on. Also added same small beads to the larger appliquéd flowers.
 Here's a close up of one of the ATCs.

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