Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Poinsettia Post Cards

ART PROMPT - #14 – Use markers.

Poinsettia Post Cards

I tried playing with markers and alcohol on cotton but didn't care for what I was getting.

Then I thought maybe silk would be the way to go.

I drew a poinsettia on the silk and liked just the way it was without adding the alcohol. The ink spread just a little adding some interest.

I embossed the Christmas wishes,  embroidered french knots in the centres and did a little straight line quilting.

Since I needed more post cards for a coming sale, I now have five more.

Size 4” x 6”

See you next time,


NEXT ART PROMPT - #15 – Use Lutradur


One prompt, one project (taking as long as required to finish the project)

It's OK to finish or use a previously started project (UFO) as a starting point.

Make something creative.

Use any Media.

Blog about the project.

Pick another prompt once the project is done.


Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

ohhhhhh these are so quaint and pretty

Anonymous said...

So neat Terry. I am giving a mini workshop on postcards for our guild's christmas workshops. Can I try this and then show it to my guild? Did you take a piece of 4 X 6 silk and draw your poinsetta? I love postcards! I'm not good with drawing by I can always stamp!

What Comes Next? said...

those are really pretty! I like your prompt project

Terry Whyte said...

I have no problem with that. And yes I drew the poinsettia on a piece of silk and then trimmed it to size. I like making postcards too, it's fast and a lot of fun. Enjoy your workshop.