Monday, 11 August 2008

How to make distressed celtic atc

1. trace design onto soluble paper, 2. layer chiffon onto velvet, 3. layer black organza on top, 4. machine stitch design, 5. back of the work, 6. ready to dissolve paper, 7. add gold markal stick, 8. blast with heat gun
making an atc

Please ensure that you burn/melt in a ventilated workspace!!

blast with heat gun
Mount onto your favourite backing of vilene or card, cut to size, machine round the edges and enjoy trading.

9 comments:

Carol said...

ooh scrumptious texture

Threadspider said...

That is just so wonderful-I'm really excited by the possibilities of layers at the moment. Is there not a great deal of movement between the slippery layers of chiffon, organza and velvet?

Sue said...

How gorgeous is that? Did you embroider that by programme or sheer mastery of your machine? Wanna trade?!

Tanguera said...

Wow, wow, wow. This is wonderful from start to finish.

Papoosue said...

Blimey, that is just gorgeous!

linda stokes said...

This looks great! thanks for visiting & commenting on my blog.

Julie said...

Hi Sue! I now realise I should have recognised the lovely ATC you gave me at the NEC today. In all the excitement I didn't connect it to your post. Thank you, it's lovely and the embroidery is awesome. Please tell me it was a computer programme lol

Cat said...

Wow. This is just unbelievable, it looks like an antique leather book cover when you finished. I love it! I wonder... if I dare try it... thanks for the tutorial! Wow, look at the stitching though... I'm amazed.

You have a great blog, this is my first visit.. along with leaving a comment on one of your biker posts!

Smiles, C

Guzzisue said...

Hi all, thanks for the comments, The sewing machine is just a standard one set to a very narrow close zigzag, free emb. foot, feed dogs down. Just stick the tongue out and concentrate :-)