Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Postcard 95...Trade Being Arranged!
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This postcard was created after slicing up an older work called Feminine Beauty. It had been a collage of late 19th century engravings (mostly fans and jewelry) on citron colored linen with painted Wonder Under (Bond-a-Web), bits of lace and millinery net, and metallic foiling. It was heavily hand stitched, beaded, and included couched on pieces of costume jewelry and buttons.
The reverse is a piece of off-white vinyl. I used polymer emulsion to glue the front to the back in order to secure threads snipped when the original work was sliced. It is signed and dated in ink.
I have just arranged to trade this postcard with an incredible fiber artist, Frieda Oxenham whose blog is here. Frieda has blogged about our trade and CYBER FYBER here.