Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Cyber Fyber Postcards

I finished my postcard for Susan's exhibition, Cyber Fyber. I love her work and had a hard time picking a postcard. Finally I just went for it and she sent me this lovely card. It arrived before I even had a chance to start on mine. She is much more organized and on top of things. The card is created from one of her earlier works that she sacrificed. I love the stitching and depth to the piece and have been studying it closely. I can touch it and not get in trouble!
My own card I created from the left over scraps of fabric I created last fall for my wild embellished cross. I zigzagged all the pieces together. Then the ric-rac and buttons jumped on and wouldn't get off. I really had a lot of fun with this piece and hope it shows.


Anonymous said...

i really like your postcard!

Cyber Fyber said...

This is WONDERFUL! Thank you ever so much for trading with me, for blogging about CYBER FYBER, for your nice comments, and especially for being one of the invitational artists for the exhibition!

Vivien said...

These are great postcards -- truly small works of art.

Diana said...

I'm very interested in starting to make fabric postcards. what is on the back. do you use regular cardstock? how did you learn? does the post office accept them as they are? even if they have buttons and embellishments?

Diane D. said...

What a great card!

Nikki said...

I typically fuse fabric to the back, but you can also use regular cardstock. If you can think of a method, I sure somebody uses it.

I first learned about fabric postcards by surfing the web. The Art2Mail website is a great place to check out if you are interested in swapping cards with others. You can also just google "fabric postcards" and I'm sure you will get a lot of great websites.

I have heard a lot of different stories about post offices. Some complain and say you can't mail them or you have to use a rediculously large amount of postage. I don't think most are that way. I typically just put a regular first class stamp on them and put them in the mailbox.

Some people have mailed cards with button and other 3D embellishments fine. I will put them in a clear envelop if I am worried about something getting damaged. They are available through some crafts stores and clearbags.com

Diana said...

got your message Nikki. thanks for the advise.

Sabii Wabii said...

I'm loving your site. I love fabric too. This one especially interests me.