The background is the beginning

Painted fabric prep

I’ve been spending a few days at a embroidery workshop and retreat here in Sweden, right now I’m just trying to digest it all. Among other lovely ladies I met Madde, someone who indeed is a kindred spirit. Her painted ATC fabric inspired the above ATC backgrounds, painted with acrylic paint on fabric.

Last time I saw here I was empty handed when others started to embroider, so she gave me a pieace of cloth that she’d painted yellow (in perfect ATC size!). It was so much fun sewing into the paint, and making that ATC (mine turned out a bright sun) that I decided to copy the idea. This is the beginning of a few more embroidered Artist Trading Cards of mine. Yay for beginnings!

5 Responses

  1. I love the painted backgrounds already, and you haven’t even begun to stitch, these should be petite goodies when you are through. xox

  2. Can’t wait to see these finished. I’m so interested in adding a bit of fabric into my art journals. Thank you for inspiring me with exactly what I need! :)

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