Friday, August 20, 2010

The Art Is In The Cards

One of the talented members of ARTAA, Francelise Dawkins, recently demonstrated to the group her method for creating art cards to sell at gallery shows.  The results were so dynamic that I decided to try my hand at making them using Francelise’s techniques.
I began with note cards purchased at Target; I chose brightly colored cards with coordinating envelopes, since I thought they would complement the colors in my wall quilts.  I printed photos of the quilts onto matte photo paper and sized each one so that approximately one-quarter inch of the card stock would frame the picture.  The photos were adhered with rubber cement; each card was then hand-signed, and a label was attached to the back.
The cards have a much nicer look and feel to them than the ones which I had previously printed directly onto card stock; the quilting stitches are much more visible, and the variations in the hand-dyed fabrics show up nicely as well.
These art cards are available for sale at my Etsy shop; please drop by for a visit.  And do check out Francelise’s beautiful fiber art here and at her brand new shop, Feenex, located in Saratoga Springs.
And, as always, my thanks for taking this fiber art journey with me.
Diane

13 comments:

Loreen Leedy said...

Those are gorgeous, that's a great way to make cards.

Jane said...

Lovey cards. How do you get such good colour reporoduction in you photographs? I struggle with it on photos of my embroidery.

jane

Bee said...

These cards are beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

Terri Stegmiller said...

These are great. Do you share your trade secrets? LOL! Thanks for the link to Francelise Dawkins, I was not familiar with her.

Quilt Rat said...

Beautiful! I love that you can see the detail of the stitching so well, Colour and texture...FABULOUS!!!

Ruth Anne Olson said...

These are great. I may make some to donate to the Quilt Museum in Lowell. We are having a CT-SAQA meeting soon. We are supposed to bring a show and tell featuring something we had never done before, then perhaps donate it to the museum. I've made cards before, but not using this technique; I've printed them directly on card stock. Not nearly as nice as thesse.

ArtGirl said...

beautiful colors!! cool idea!

moosestashquilting said...

They are beautiful. I have to have one for myself. Decisions, decisions!!

Marilyn Rock said...

Fantastic Diane!

Chris said...

Great idea Diane. These would sell well at our local gallery.

Linda Miller Designs said...

Wonderful colorful cards and quilts. Thanks for sharing them!

Pat said...

How beauatiful, my dear. Thank you for sharing.
Happy Quilting!

Victoria said...

These are beautiful! Thanks for sharing your process!

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