Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Altered ATC

Over at UKStampers I have just taken part in an altered ATC swap. We could use any material EXCEPT paper/card to make it so I used felt.

I started by stacking 5 colours of felt and drawing a simple design on the what will be, bottom one.

Then I machined round it twice to make it extra strong. 

Then I cut through the layes, up tight to the stitching to leave different colours showing from each layer. So on the first layer I cut pretty much all of it away to leave the black out line. Then I cut everything but the fin..

Gradually I worked through the layers until I had white showing just for the face and I embroidered an eye and mouth. This is called reverse applique and I have never done it before but once I worked out what colours I wanted between the top black and bottom white it was very easy.

Just a shot from the side so you can see all the layers.
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Sid said...

Really great idea for a card/paperless ATC ! Brilliant effect !!

Linda said...

oh wow Tash! That's brilliant!!!

Burnice said...

Woah - get you! That's fabulous! We need to do that on our Monday.
Burnice x

Anonymous said...

I was really thrilled and delighted with this beautiful ATC Tasha. I have never seen the like before and I now need to make a frame for it :)
What did you use to cut out the layers with?
Thank you so much x