How do you finish fabric ATCs? Cut them and affix to front of stiff surface? Sew them into a little pouch with the stiff surface inside? Just cut larger than the card and affix it to the back after folding it over the edges? I'd appreciate any ideas....
Oh my - this one must have taken a good bit of time to complete! I love bullion stitches - I wish the designer had made better use of them, though. Random bullion stitches aren't as awesome as ones arranged for a purpose (flower or just about any shape).
I use a style of knitting that involves moving my hands, rather than my wrists, and this helps with my arthritis and lessens wrist strain. It's hard to describe, but it's how my grandmother taught me to knit. It's a bit slower than folks with all the twisty wrist movements, but it works good for me.
Satin stitch would generally use several strands of the floss, depending on the thread count (density/inch) of the fabric. You want it to be full coverage, and even edged. You might consider putting a stem stitch edging around the leaves if your edges are a bit raggedy.
I like the idea of the batik with crayons, but think that melting all the colors at once would end up with having to reheat them over and over (I paint slow). Hmmm. Wish you could just color with them on the fabric and then dye/iron.