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Monday, October 24, 2011

Mail Art Project - Week Fifty Seven

Halloween Postcard 2011
Halloween is a week away, so I am sending out the Halloween postcard out this week.

I started with this beautiful hand dyed fat quarter (below)

I folded and pressed along 4" and 6" lines. I wanted it to look like the sky at dusk with a full moon, so I block printed with this spiral hand carved block. I used gold and opaque white fabric paints. Then, I screen printed the bats in black and machine quilted before cutting them apart.
I use a glue stick to attach cardstock to the backs. I use a wide, close zig zag to finish the edges.

This week's quote:
"A grandmother pretends she doesn't know who you are on Halloween."
-Erma Bombeck-

Extra postcards are going out this week to Elizabeth in Pittsburgh, PA; Deighna in Middlebury, CT; Sue in Queensland, Australia; and Louise in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada.


Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

Lovely Halloween cards. They are stunning as usual.

tiedyejudy said...

I love the fabric you used! Can you tell us how you got the striped effect? And the finished postcards are wonderful!

Cynthia St Charles said...

The hand dyed fabric was created by hanging the fabric from a clothesline and pouring the dye over it. It can be done outdoors -or I happen to have a clothesline in my wet studio and that is where I did it. I place a large plastic basin under the fabric to catch the dye as it runs off. It works best with a couple of yards of fabric. Be sure to soda ash soak the fabric first!

Sue Dennis said...

Cynthia thank you for the beautiful postcard. It was waiting for me on my return home from the USA.