Sunday, 16 December 2012

Extraordinary Prints from Ordinary Objects - C

C is for Credit card!

The raised areas will dry flat and dark.

Credit cards a good for many things, like shopping,
but more importantly: PRINTING! 

Your old credit card or any bit of stiff plastic or card can be used.
1. Using pigments, paint your fabric in a pale colour
    Colour Vie is ideal (
2. While the first coat is still wet, paint over it with a darker hue.
3. Use the credit card to remove some of the top layer of colour.

I scraped off the top layer using an old credit card

Possibilities are endless
Here I used the bathmat technique, then the credit card
Student work


  1. You have created a dance of color and strikes of textures...with a simple credit card. Beautiful works my lady! I am sending you Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

  2. Outstanding prints! I just found your blog via Fiber Arts Now (I think) on Facebook. I'll be following this series.

    1. Thank you for your lovely comment! Hope you'll enjoy the rest of the alphabet!

  3. OMG! Finally a use for credit cards that wont break the bank!
    I would use this with the "fake" cards they send out - this series is fantastic - I will keep up & try!

    1. Thanks for your great comment!
      I also use those fake free cards that you get in the mail.
      Hope you're enjoying the rest of the alphabet as well!