|By hhc - Batik fabric sewn collage|
|By hhc - found objects on fabric background|
I know not everyone has a "stash" of material. If I hadn't been in quilt-making mode twenty years ago I wouldn't have much fabric on hand. SO if you don't have fabric, you could buy a "fat quarter" or two or three... at a quilt shop. Maybe make a trip to a thrift store and purchase some interesting scarves, cotton skirts, shirts or boxer shorts to cut up :)
You may use fabric as a background, as a foreground or as collage elements. Or a combination.
Get creative and cut up an old bandanna or scarf. Use an old doily or table runner. (Do not cut up your grandmother's lace tablecloth unless you can get permission, or seek forgiveness...) Using fabric applique(s) would also be fine.
Machine sewing, hand-stitching, Heat n' Bond iron-on adhesive, fabric glue (or Elmer's) are some construction options.
A white cardstock backing would give your art stability for the trip through the postal system. I will plan to send out any art with heavy or thick applique or loose elements either in cellophane sleeves or plain envelopes. (These will require extra postage...)
|By hhc - Sewn Btiks fabric collage|
|By hhc - Plastic sewn over fabric background|
|By hhc - Melted/painted Tyvek, fibers, beads over fabric background|
|By hhc - fabric appliques & beads over dyed coffee filters|
MEDIA: Fabric (and paper)
SIZE PARAMETERS: 6" x 4+1/4"
- ADDRESS LABELS FOR EACH PIECE YOU SEND IN
- SUFFICIENT POSTAGE FOR EACH PIECE YOU SEND IN