Friday, March 12, 2010
Recycle Series ATC
I have finished my 8 ATCs for the March Swap. The theme was "from the garage." That made me think of recycling so this is the Recycle Series.
First I gathered several circulars, ads, and other junk mail, scanned them on the copier, and printed it on fabric. This is a picture of one of the fabric sheets.
Second, had fun with the fabric. I placed the fabric in a rusty cookie sheet and placed other rusted pieces of metal on them along with a bit of water and vinegar. I wanted that "thrown in the trash" look.
Next I stitched different colors of thread and pieces of plastic zip-lock bags such as frozen food and rice comes in. When I fused the fabric onto the Peltex, the plastic melted into the fabric in delicious ways.
Now I started embellishing the cards with stars made from soda cans, glass beads, and plastic triangles with the #1 carved in them (representing three major materials that can be recycled.
I finished the ATCs with enclosing them in an envelope I made from more circulars and ads.