I just couldn't make the snow landscape idea for Christmas cards work satisfactorily. The design was disappointing and each card was taking too long to make. I have to get going on a rapid production line or it takes me months to make my cards.
|Four of the cards in their mounts |
and with a greeting
I cut out suitable shapes, both positive and negative from computer paper, and used them to mask areas as I coloured the fabric, overlaying the colours and shapes.
|Transfer dyes and masking shapes |
on polyester lining fabric
To heat set the design onto the lining fabric I used an old domestic travel iron which gave the varied intensity of colour I wanted for these cards. With practice, you can judge how long to heat the fabric to get the effect you want. It's very important to use an old iron, not your prize new steam iron, as the sole plate can become stained by the transfer dyes.
Now I just have to mount them into the card stock, add a greeting and my labels and the job will be done.