Artful Mini Cards: Creative Techniques and Inspiration for by Janice E. McKee

By Janice E. McKee

Bringing professional-looking playing cards into the area of selfmade domestic crafting, this reference teaches the methods for embellishing textile, urgent flora, handstitching easy designs, and utilizing paper napkins to create wonderful card artwork. Encapsulating the original pleasure of mini playing cards, this book—buttressed by way of dozens of colour photographs—weaves a few crafting suggestions that may entice card makers, paintings lovers, and common crafters alike. It additionally imparts valuable wisdom on embroidery, monoprints, classic pictures, and the way to use rice paper and emboss stamped photographs.

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Start at the top of a sock and wrap up the length of the leg with leg-color floss. 5. Bend the first stem out 9. Wrap floss around the curve (shown in red). This will reinforce the arms. of the second hand. 2. At the top of the first leg, do not cut the floss, but continue tightly winding at approximately 1/4˝ intervals around the 3 stems to get down to the top of the second sock. Z Y Z 11/2˝ X Y 10. Squeeze the 3 stems together and wrap the second arm. 6. Wrap arm-color floss tightly 11. After wrapping both arms, around the curve of a hand.

Dollhouse Family Junior (page 60) Embroidery floss MAKE IT 9. Start at the top of a shoe and wrap sock-color floss about 1/4˝ up the leg, covering the shoe floss tails. Shoes and Socks 1. Use the photo (below) as a guide to shape a chenille stem (shown in red). Fold the stem in half (A) and at each toe (B). 2. Wrap shoe-color floss tightly around the curve of the toe, covering the chenille fuzzies. 10. Secure the floss as you did for the shoes. 5. Squeeze the 3 stem sections 11. Repeat Steps 9 and 10 for the second sock.

33/4˝ sturdy doll body Materials 3. Cut a 5˝ length of chenille Makes 1 doll frame. See Gathering Materials (page 11) for more information on supplies. stem and fold it in half (shown in purple).  chenille stems 6mm in 4 diameter  0mm unvarnished wooden 2 bead for head  1/4˝ × 3˝ piece of cotton quilt 1 batting 4. Slip an end between the flosswrapped bent toes of the first stem. This additional chenille stem will reinforce the legs and make them thicker and sturdier than the standard armature.

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