Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Birthday Postcard for Digital Gran

In my last post I said it was also Digital Grans birthday this month and this is the card I made for Mags, who is into fairies, paper dolls etc. This one seems to have turned into a proper card rather than a postcard. I couldn't get everything on to one side and even like this it is still a bit squashed but I am sure she will appreciate it.


The card itself is made from silk dupion and embroidered using a polyester thread. The dress is made from a piece of graduated dyed silk chiffon. It starts off as golden yellow and goes into red but you can't really see that properly in the photo. The bodice is beaded around the edges and the little coat hanger I picked up in a craft shop.
The fairy was printed with an inkjet printer onto silk dupion which had been 'painted' with a new product called InkAid.
You just paint it on, then you can print directly onto the fabric. It didn't take as long to dry as bubblejet and the fabric was sturdy enough to put directly into the printer without ironing on to heat paper first. It did alter the appearance of the silk slightly, made it translucent, not sure though if it would do the same on cotton fabric. You can also paint the InkAid onto paper. It stops the inks soaking into the paper and therefore you get a sharper print, ideal for collage work. I bought my bottle from ArtVanGo and paid £13.50 for a 473ml bottle.



Happy birthday Mags!

17 comments:

MargaretR said...

That card is stupendous! All the words in the dictionary will not describe how wonderful it is. I have put photos of it on my blog too. Thanks so much Lynda. You would not believe how much it's appreciated.

Emmy said...

OOO yes this so...awesome
you must be pleased with it

SuZ said...

WoWy WoW !!!! what a wonderful magical card !!! beautiful-beautiful-beautiful !!!!

Doreen G said...

WOW can I have one too--nah --but it really is a special card and well done 10/10

Sue B said...

Oh my gosh Lynda, I am speechless. It's unbelievable! Absolutely fantastic!

chelsey said...

I'm looking forward to my birthday card mum......

Leanne Hurren said...

Lynda that is absolutely fantastic. What a gorgeous card! Did you draw the fairy as well?? I will have to try some of thatink aid soon. I am going to Art Van Go in a few weeks for the final Ruth Issett masterclass before our exhibition in March - eeeekkkk!

Vicki said...

Awesome card!

Joanna van said...

I love this card! I'd love a dress just like it...can you make me one? grin Beautiful!


Joanna

Micki said...

Wow, this is really spectacular. I am sure you will get all kinds of wonderful comments. Lucky Mags!

Dianne said...

Lynda, I LOVE fairies too!! (My birthday is in October!) I sooooo LOVE this, it is fantabulous!!

StegArt said...

This card hit the top on the WOW scale. You have created a very unique item here. Love it.

neki desu said...

the coolest!if i turn into a grandmother will i get one :)
neki desu

Michey said...

Ahh, Chelsey... don't mention birthday cards! Yet again Mum, I've managed to purchase one, even write in it but as usual forgotten to post it in time - still, means I can deliver it by hand (please, stop groaning! ;-) ) BTW, Mags card looks good ( but even better in the flesh!) - You realise we will all want handmade cards from now on!

Carol said...

How beautiful, this is so special

English Rose said...

this is really lovely Lynda, you should be very proud of it. no wonder Mags loves it - saw it in her blog too.

Susan D said...

What can I say but WOW, you must have enjoyed making it as much as Margaret enjoyed receiving it.