Tuesday, January 24, 2012

January 24, 2012

This card is one of my most precious treasures.  Several years ago, fabric postcards were the rage.  Never in my whole life did I dream of ever receiving one.  I belonged to a list where they practiced Random Act of Kindness.  One of the list members, who was living in Germany, made and sent this to me as a RAK.

If you are interested in making some of your own, do a search for Fabric Postcards and you will come up with several websites that give you the directions on how to make them, as well as, pictures of postcards for ideas.  There are also books for sale on the subject.

Along this line are ATC cards.  ATC are the initials standing for Artist Trading Cards.  You can go here and read an article about those.  http://www.cedarseed.com/air/atc.html   I always thought ATC cards would be fun to do, but a bit small. I think that the post card size would give me more area to do fabric art.  I thought that it would be fun to make these smaller pieces to try out new techniques without having a huge amount of time or materials invested.  If I made them 4x6, the finished project would  fit into a photo album.  People who collect and make the ATC cards, use the sport card albums to store their treasures in.  There are many who swap the cards like baseball cards are swapped. 

I will have to try out the ATC card size, which is 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 inches, and the postcard size to see which size I like working with the best.  Or, depending upon the technique, I could do both sizes, choosing which would work best for what I want to try to do.

I guess you know what I will be thinking about for the rest of this day.

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting! I had never heard of fabric cards! That would be a cool thing to send to someone...hmmm, that would also use up some of my scraps...now you have my wheels turning! LOL! Thanks for sharing!