I have been taking the Fibers Studio Class from The Art of Education and this week we were assigned a Choice Board. Of course, I have Artist Trading Cards on the brain. I created several cards focusing on some of the skills we have been exploring in class. This was one of the cards. I took pictures to document my steps for this process.
First I drew a design on some plastic mesh. This is cross stitch plastic mesh that I had in my classroom and needed to find a way to use it up.
I filled each section in one at a time. I used different directions of stitches to help separate the areas from one another. The simple color blocks also helped with this.
I experimented with some yarn that had some texture to it. I decided that for the first card that my students attempt, I would not allow them to use this textured yarn. It was quite intense.
I finished the card with a wrap around the edge. The final card would also have an identification card glued to the back of it. I think my students are going to have a blast with this process