My first sample was three shades of Lumiere metallic paint on Warm and Natural batting. I quilted the whole piece on my new Janome, which was my first attempt at quilting with it. I also sprayed with a crystalline sparkly spray and for even more sparkle, fused iridescent foil to granules of 007 Bonding Powder. I loved this pastel combination.
The first postcard has a nice little fiber edge, and a bit of embroidered flowers with beads in the center.
The next process Sue demoed in her tutorial was to use black batting, black Mistyfuse, silver paint, and silver foil. Instead I used white cotton batting, white Mistyfuse, copper and gold Lumiere paint, and copper and gold foil. Wow!
It is impossible to capture the gleam of this metallic paint/foil combination. I added a few other colors to the top with stamp pads. When I added foil, part of the batting came off after ironing. Perhaps the iron was too hot. I covered those areas with a copper leaf pen.
Great Balls of Fire, 4" x 6", fabric postcard, 2010
Moon Dance, 6" x 4", fabric postcard, 2010
And another bookmark with beaded fringe.
All of the copper-colored pieces except for the bookmark have a backing of cardstock painted in the same Lumiere metallic paint.
I enjoyed participating in the Technique of the Month, and look forward to the next one!