White on White Done

The four designs I chose for the White-on-White theme with Postmark’d Art are done. Ta da! This has been especially satisfying for me because the inspiration for the 4 designs was immediate and all are completed before the official start date for the trade has begun. Believe me, it doesn’t always happen that way so I am celebrating.

Plus — and this is a BIG PLUS — thanks to Kalia, a reader who shared tips on getting better photographs of these postcards, I actually have images that are much truer to the actual postcards. Thank you, Kalia! To honor the time and effort you shared with me I looked into the resources you shared in your comment (see the comment here) and I had great success. (I’m looking forward to even more refinement with my next photo shoot because the recommended wattage for the light bulb was 100 but I had only a 75 watt bulb.) So here they are, all ready to stamp and drop in the nearest mail box. Click on an image for a larger view.

The metallic zing of the thread stitching here still does not show – – I need to do more research on how to achieve that with the camera. I chose an elegant silver rope-braid cording to finish the edge on this floral design.

Franki Kohler, White FloralThe ginkgo fairly begged to be finished with a traditional quilt binding. How could I refuse? Binding a postcard with fast2fuse™ in the middle is a challenge but I think it’s worth the effort.

Franki Kohler, White GinkgoWhite satin cording finishes the edge of the Maple

Franki Kohler, White Mapleand the sunflower.

Franki Kohler, White SunflowerNow, on to a larger project that is calling me.

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17 replies
  1. LeeAnna Paylor
    LeeAnna Paylor says:

    The white on white allows the stitching to take center stage. I like all the binding choices, the texture of white beads. The gingko is my fave. Isn’t it funny how we automatically pick a fave when given several to see?
    Leeanna Paylor

    • Franki Kohler
      Franki Kohler says:

      I agree LeeAnna. Any monochromatic color scheme means you showcase the stitching. I love the stitching part of art quilts so I know that’s why I was immediately inspired to dive right in on this theme choice. So true about selecting a favorite, too. I think we’ve been trained to ‘pick one’ because of all the multiple-choice tests we took as youngsters.

    • Franki Kohler
      Franki Kohler says:

      Thanks Nadia! And thank you for taking the time to comment. More often I use a less time-consuming method for binding these postcards but sometimes that just scream for the tradition binding. I have to listen to that.

  2. eccentricquilter
    eccentricquilter says:

    They are all lovely and of one my favorite subject: nature and leaves. You did a great job on photography. The textures show up well in the lighting you used.
    The biggest problem I have with photographing some of my work is that my camera does not read certain colors the same way the eye does and if I try to tweak it in a photo program, then it messes up the other colors.

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