Artful Mini Cards: Creative Techniques and Inspiration for by Janice E. McKee

By Janice E. McKee

Bringing professional-looking playing cards into the world of home made domestic crafting, this reference teaches the strategies for embellishing cloth, urgent vegetation, handstitching easy designs, and utilizing paper napkins to create gorgeous card paintings. Encapsulating the original pleasure of mini playing cards, this book—buttressed through dozens of colour photographs—weaves a few crafting thoughts that would attract card makers, artwork lovers, and normal crafters alike. It additionally imparts necessary wisdom on embroidery, monoprints, classic pictures, and the way to use rice paper and emboss stamped pictures.

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The inside felt layers hold a variety of needles and pins. The velvet pansy adds an extra touch of Victoriana, and it can be used to embellish other projects as well. You will not be able to stop at just one.

Wait until the large embellishments are in place. Sometimes these loose seams are perfect for hiding the raw edges of meandering embellishments. Placing Lace, Ribbons, and Trims Begin by deciding just how much embellishment you want to use. The mood or feel of the project often dictates the number of embellishments used. Some projects call out for lots of laces, ribbons, and trims while others will need only a few metallic trims and lots of embroidery. My rule of thumb is never to allow the embellishments to take over the project.

Place the backing facedown onto a flat surface. Place the crazy quilt on top of the backing (wrong sides together). Make sure the backing shows all the way around. Note: I often use a fabric spray adhesive to attach the top to the backing. This is a temporary hold and gives you time to tack the top and backing together. I use 505 Spray and Fix. Photo by Robert Valentine, Giclee Print Net, Inc. Make sure the top and bottom are smooth, without any wrinkles. Now it is time to baste the top and bottom together.

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