Thank you for visiting artful embellishments. This is the third year for this blog and I am so happy to keep publishing. I started in 2011 and began with a quilt of the week, this lead to the leaf of the week for my newly designed paper tree that is located on the wall of my garage in 2012.......2013 is going to bring a lot of excitement and positive change. As a personal challenge for 2013, I plan on designing a artist trading card each week to be featured on the blog.
With so many interests, there will be quilting, art quilting, leaves (and more leaves), as well as experiments in thermofax screen printing, fabric dying, and tons of DIY recycle projects. I may even enter that altered fashion scene. To a happy and healthy 2013, may we all find happiness in those things we create....thank you for stoping by artful embellishments.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

ATC 4 Hearts

The fourth ATC is another tribute to valentines day. The base for this ATC is actually made from recycled plastic bags. These bags are ironed together (approximately 6 bags) to give them some structure. This technique was discovered by Alisa Burke. The bags are then painted with fabric paint. They are stamped and stenciled. After the base is completed, some hearts that were cut with the SIZZIX die machine, were also from recycled plastic bags. They were stitched onto the ATC. A zigzag stitch was done for added dimension around the edges in a gold thread.

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