"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.

4 comments:

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.
C~

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
(http://happydesigns.blogspot.com)

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~