Pet Postcards for PAWS ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

Ok, we need to get stitching for this amazing organization!! Here is a review of my favorite (easy!) techniques to help inspire you.

1-print a favorite photo in its entirety on ready-to-print fabric…place a layer of batting between the photo layer and your stiff fusible…create depth by stitching the background heavily and using a lighter touch (with invisible thread) on your subject’s face…augment with ink if you like. I like to call this one, “Take Me to Your Leader” as it made me laugh ๐Ÿ‘ฝ๐Ÿ˜‰.

  
2-take your fave photo…alter with the app “Popsicolor” (selecting same color for top and bottom of image)…print, place on light box (or iPad app called LightBox), and trace with a fabric ink pen: heavily where there is lots of color, lightly where there is less. Fuse to stiff fusible. Thread your machine with desired color, stitch over ink…lightly stitch white background with white thread. Here is a pic of a larger piece but the idea is identical:

  
3-take a fave photo and alter in the app MobileMonet so that it becomes an easier-to-trace illustration…isolate a couple of props in addition to your pet…trace on freezer paper, iron onto MistyFused scraps, and create a simple but adorable composition. Suggest fur by a zigzag stitch along the edge and don’t forget whiskers!  (There is a more detailed post on this card in my older posts.)

  
 
4-really fast! Print your picture on fabric in black and white…add a touch of color to eyes to create focal point…stitch details with black thread.

  
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Published by neonkittyquilts

Laurie is a fiber artist who combines her passion for animals and quilting by producing pet portraits though a technique she calls "Pet-lique." A frequent teacher at IQF's Open Studios and The City Quilter in NYC, she has been published in Quilting Arts magazine and The Canadian Quilter. Her art quilts have been juried into special exhibits in Houston and the National Juried Show of the CQA. She sits on the board of the Quilt Alliance and is an enthusiastic member of SAQA. Laurie lives in NYC and Connecticut with her husband, their two angelic German Shepherds and three mischievous felines.

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