Last week I bought several pieces of batik fabric. I LOVE the batik fabrics, because they are so colorful. Just yummy!
Today I thought I would make a few fabric ATC's using my new fabric. I also wanted to try out my new sewing machine for the first time.
I haven't figured how everything works yet, as the new sewing machine is very different from my older machine. I guess it would help if I really read the instruction book first, but that would be too easy. Anyone else hate reading directions and like the trial and error method better, like me? :-)
The new machine had lots of fancy embroidery stitches and my old sewing machine doesn't. The stitching is messy on this first batch of ATC's, as I kept changing stitches frequently, and the needle seemed to be jumping around. I also haven't figured out the stitch lengths that I am aiming for. :-(
I probably should have practiced on scrap fabric before tackling a project.
I drew a little bird pattern and cut out the birds in different fabrics to go with the background fabric they would be matched up with. I then attached the birds onto my fabric backgrounds.
I rubber stamped onto the ATC's with Stazon black ink, but it seemed to have bled somewhat.
I then glued on silk flowers and jewels for embellishments.
I scanned my finished ATC's instead of using my digital camera, and they appear darker than they actually are. I'm also not sure why the pieces all look different in size when they were uploaded to my blog. I clicked on the small photo size. Strange.