A TECHNIQUE DRIVEN Blog dedicated to mastery of surface design techniques. First we dye, overdye, paint, stitch, resist, tie, fold, silk screen, stamp, thermofax, batik, bejewel, stretch, shrink, sprinkle, Smooch, fuse, slice, dice, AND then we set it on fire using a variety of heat tools.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Surface design

I like to work with textiles and textile scraps especially. They inspire me in what to do with them.

Today I want to show you how I used the textile scraps to make cards.

I glued various textile patches, lace, etc. on a textile background and then I added some stitching with sewing machine for a better fit. Then I painted them with acrylic. Once dried, I add some decorative stitches. 


Then I cut rectangular pieces which I have set and glued on cardboard.
From the (1) surface I made these postcards.

 From the second piece (2), I made this...I added some stitches, beads, Angelina fibers, or gauze.

I hope you liked them,


  1. personal cards are a wonderful idea!

  2. these are lovely and fun. i see so many possibilities with what you are doing.

  3. Yes I like them. They are beautiful!

  4. Great idea! They are all lovely.

  5. They look like fun to do. I bet a workshop making them would be fun. It could lead to sharing of materials too.

  6. Such a good idea for using up bits and pieces that are lying around


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