Thursday, May 19, 2011

One a Day in May - Day 19 - Heart card

The heart on this card is made from alder twigs.   They have to be bent into shape and pinned to dry for about a week before they are dry enough to hold their shape when glued to the card.  I use fine wire at the joins.  The closed dried blossom is birch leaf spirea.  

This card is made from pure swamp grass paper.  I like the rough texture.  I processed the plant fibres for a shorter time so they didn't break down as much. Sometimes I want a smoother surface for my cards, especially for printing photos onto, so I'll cook the plant material for a longer time. 

3 comments:

  1. :) Love the simplicity of this one, Liz! Speaks volumes!

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  2. I love this Liz. Any chance on you offering anything similar in your shop? : )

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  3. I will be getting back at production for my Etsy Shop very soon. I'm just working on stock for my space at the local Artisan Centre in preparation for tourist season.

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