I actually always wanted to make something of this sort!
… and this “postcard swap” was a good occasion to try out a few twists on some fiber methods and repurposing some materials. The postcard was made with a couple of different teabags, some scraps of beautiful paper, a few tiny beads and wonderful thread that glimmers… + …all stitched together!
The blue patterned paper was created using the Itajime Shibori technique on a opened teabag…
… I rendered a couple of imaginary flowers in pencil on another teabag,
and then stitched both teabags together with a “Trapunto technique” using a few antique silver seed-beads.
The final assembly was done by using a Blanket Stitch around the edges with silk / iridescent thread.
The drawings used in this Postcard Swap come from my source of:
A Collection of + 100 + Drawings of Imaginary Flowers by Lisa Rivas
I did challenged myself to do something innovative with paper for my post-card design and also created it in conjunction with the ‘PaperLove’ blog hop. Click HERE to see that post, and there is more info on how this postcard was created.
“The world before us is a postcard, and I imagine the story we are writing on it.”
― Mary E. Pearson, The Miles Between