Wannabe Art

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Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Postcard Making Steps with Camille (10 years old)

First you must choose a pattern or a plan. I chose the dragon on my shorts. The person I am making the card for really likes oriental things as I checked out her blog. Then you need to draw your design and make sure that it will fit on a 4 by 6 inch card.
Then comes the fun part coloring it in. I used colored pencils as I had lots of detail in my dragon. Then I outlined it with a fine line marker. After it was dry we put sealant on it so that the colored pencils wouldn't rub off. Then using watercolor crayons I painted the background of the card. The sealant on the colored pencils helped to keep the watercolor from running.
The back of the card has to be decorated too, I used gold paint and looked up the Chinese word for Dragon.
Next comes the sewing we use a little Wonder Under to hold the two parts of the card together while I stitched. It isn't easy sewing straight. After you finish sewing, you cut any loose threads and then you are ready to stamp it and address it and sending it off.


At 2:38 AM, Blogger CalicoDaydreams said...

You and the girls can keep trading postcards after they go back home too!

I think it is wonderful you are teaching them fiber arts! Get them hooked when they are young- that is the way to go!


At 1:06 PM, Blogger Elle said...

I love the dragon!


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