I love postcards! I’ve been collecting vintage postcards for many years, and when I started printing on fabric, I quickly realized that using my fabric designs and images to make postcards was just going to be way too much fun. The first photo attached to this post is one of my favorites, a self-portrait with text incorporated into the design, some stitching, and a bit of gauzy fabric.
The next one is a photo of our cat Lars that I stitched around.
I’m in the middle of writing and recording a new online class for CraftArtEdu, to teach you how to make your own unique fabric postcards. I just got to the part where I show different options to make the back of the card, and I thought I’d give you a preview. There are so many options to design the back of your card, but one of my favorite techniques is to scan the back of a vintage postcard. Remember if you’re going to sell the cards to use the copyright-free ones. I attached to this post a photo of two that I picked to use as examples in the class. You can see my scan, and also a shot of them cleaned up in Photoshop Elements.
I’ll work on them some more, might take the color out of the bottom one, depending on how it prints on my fabric.
Have you made fabric postcards? Interested in giving it a try? Let me know! Well, back to making the class now — I’ll let you know when it’s ready.