The falling leaves of red and gold!
My first six fabric postcards made in 2016, and hopefully my last!
After some ten or eleven years of making and swapping fabric postcards, I’m ready to move on.
These cards were my final commitment to Round 23 of Postmark’dArt, and the theme was AUTUMN.
Since my late teens, when I lived in Perth, Western Australia, where we actually had autumn colours (NOT like sub-tropical south-east Queensland!) my favourite song has been Autumn leaves.
To set the scene of leaves of red and gold, I went into my photo albums of 2009, when I spent a month savouring the Autumn colours of Japan. The background fabric was printed from a scan of photos taken in Takayama, and the free standing leaves were printed from scans of dried maple leaves from the same time.
Initially I set the leaves behind bridal tulle, but that did not give the effect of glass in a window, so then I added clear template plastic. I used black ” stained glass “adhesive bias tape to form the window frames.
Finally there was a card that featured a piece of fabric I printed a few years back. It also had a Hakea leaf as a feature point. The colour of the leaf is not a natural colour for the species, but a commercially dyed leaf.