Tuesday, July 19, 2011

59 and 60 - Icarus

Two ATCs based on Henri Matisse's Icarus. Felt and embroidery floss, with a card stock backing.

Working on these was quite interesting, because they made me think about (and, somewhat, find an answer for) the question: "Why do fabric ATCs?"

The original Icarus was a paper cut. These ATCs would have been very easy to make with paper. Either brightly solid-colored construction paper, painted paper, nicely textured colors... some cuts, some glue, and I could have had a beautiful ATC in 10 minutes. But for me, the texture of the fabric is worth it. I love the feel of a finished fabric ATC in my hand; somehow they just feel more solid than paper ones!

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