The miniature theme over at PaperArtsy sure makes you think. Before Id even thought about doing a really mini book (Hidden Words) I wanted to work on a ATC (artist trading cards) and I wanted to do it in fabric with a shrink plastic heart button. Id got the idea all mapped out and even made the ATC by Bondawebbing (I now its not a word, but you know what I mean) some cotton to some felt and cut the ATC out. And then that mini book idea hit and had to be done there and then.
So this morning I returned to the ATC.
I stitched round the edge and stamped and embossed in Primary Bark WOW powder the two alphabets. I added some stencilled dots of Tinned Peas and smudged some Nougat over the text with my finger.
The brown tag was cut to fit the ATC, scrunched up to get creases and then those creased sanded to reveal the core. I used a white ink pad to stamp one of the alphabets on the tag as well.
The heart was black shrink plastic that I cut with the PaperArtsy full heart die. Punched two holes (so that could sew the heart to the tag) and then shrank with my heat tool. I then painted it in Brown Shed and sprinkled some Distress Embossing powder in Barn Red to give a rusty look.
On the ATC I sewed some scraps of sari silk that had some red dots on it with embroidery cotton.. Sewed the button to the tag and then sewed the tag to the ATC.
I think I;ll add this to my small poetry art journal that I use to mop up spare paint, its getting quite full now with painted pages, I need to start adding other "stuff" like this ATC to complete the pages.