|Christmas card 2020|
Every year I like to make a couple dozen Christmas postcards. I use materials I have on hand and sometimes try out a new technique, like hot-glue-fixed crystals, stencilling with metallic paint, or printing images on transparent organza.
This year I was inspired by a 12 x 12 piece I made some years ago, for a group challenge on the theme of "Jubilation".
|Jubilation, 12" x 12"|
I used printed and hand-dyed cottons, backed with a fusible web and cut into irregular, rectangular shapes. These were fused onto white cotton in a mosaic-like arrangement. One of the shapes was transformed into a candle with the addition of a small, green flame.
The message I've added to each card is "Find the Light. Be the Light." I hope these words will be uplifting, as all of us are dealing with what can seem like very dark days.
Scroll down to see some Christmas postcards from past years:
|Christmas card 2018|
metallic paint, stencilled
onto hand-dyed cotton
|Christmas card 2017|
fused cotton shapes, stitched with
heavy black thread
|Christmas card 2016|
image printed onto sheer organza
and stitched into place,