"If you hear a voice within you say, 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." --Vincent van Gogh

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Stained Glass

I joined a postcard swap with a Stained Glass theme. It took me the longest time to figure out what I wanted to do. I finally chose 5 hand dyed fabrics and stacked them up. I cut through all 5 at once, until I had 5 separate pieces of each color. I used each color once on each postcard, fusing them down, and finally I satin stitched between the colors with black thread. I think they really do look like stained glass - and they look kinda nice all put together. I might use this technique again in the future - maybe for a background.


Clevelandgurlie said...

Hi MichIelle. You have been a very busy girl! I love these postcards and yes - they really do look like stained glass. I wish I was getting one!
Miss you.

Michelle said...

You'll be getting one from me very soon - not one of these, but I think you'll like it! ~M~

happy design said...

Wonderful idea, may I use it for another swap and make something alike?
Have a great creative week, love your blog,
take care, Susi

Michelle said...

Hi Susi! Yes, by all means, please feel free to use the Stained Glass technique. I'm glad it appeals to you! Thanks for your kind words. ~M~