Are you ready to dig in to our first summer art project? Do you have all your supplies?
Today we'll need:
-cardstock, if letter size, cut into fourths
-fine needle that will pass through your beads
With your needle, poke holes around the border of your first postcard. I said "first postcard" because after seeing your finished card, you'll have to make the other three! I poked holes in this pattern:
Begin threading your beads through your postcard pattern. Then get mindless...watch tv, listen to a message, talk to your hubby and before you know it, you'll have a beautiful card any friend would love receiving in the mail.
A tip for those of you who decide to make more:
Cut up an old sock to make a glove to hold beads you'll be using. I've used a child sock and packing tape here (by the way, it's really hard to take a picture of your own hands!):
Like this idea? Look for this book for more beading ideas and postcard patterns:
Alabama Stitch Book by Natalie Chanin-there's even a postcard flickr group...I should add this one, no?
Want an even cheaper twist? Just thread your pattern sans beads. The pattern above makes a vine looking stitch that with a contrasting color is very beautiful!
Okay, get beading (or stitching)! And don't forget to get tomorrow's supplies together and meet back here, same time, same place!
Class dismissed, unless you're just joining us today-then check out the Summer School Art Giveaways!