Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Accordion Pocket Book ~~ Holder of Treasures!!

This little book was inspired by a similar book I seen on the internet,  But I did not save it, and for the life of me I have no idea who or where I seen it!! So I made what I thought  I seen. That is really a bit normal for me anyway . I am always seeing something different that what it really is!!   
So I took a chunk of canvas, painted it, and tore it into the sizes I wanted. Now I think i want to make another one,  but this one for my Journal and some pens and supplies, which shows how it can be many different sizes.
 After getting all the pieces the size I wanted I took off with the sewing machine  and a bunch of different threads. I  did decorative stitching, couched on some fibers, and stitched chunks of sheer or painted fabrics randomly.
I then folded them to form the pockets, stitched the sides, and stitched them together with a cool stitch on my machine, that I can not find the name of !  It kind of looks like a ladder with just one upright!  Check out my video, I do have a line drawing of what the stitch looks like on my machine!! 
So having scraps of painted fabric left over  I  decided it needed a tie  and a front cover.  Skipped a back cover as I thick I will be adding a few more pages soon!!
This book was entirely to much fun to make. I just had a tub of chunks of fiber and fabric and paper that I just grabbed and stitched,  really no thought to where when you start,  just not all in the samne places! (HAHA) hardest  part, was waiting for paint to dry!! 

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Mini Folder/ Zine

This month was a true struggle to come up with just the right thing to share! But after a little digging in the stash I came up with what I feel is fun and easy!! I know we all buy supplies, they were on sale, they were clearance, or maybe the were just for sale!! We have the best intentions but sometimes we put it away really well!! I ran across this package of 2 mini folders, and being in a zine state of mind, I felt this was perfect!! Besides I have not shared much of my collage work!!

I used a technique that I had done several years ago and had forgotten about. the paper was a bit glossy which makes it an even cooler process! I stamped in stayzon black ink, let dry, then using sponges and dye based ink I smushed bright color inks all over the card. When this step was dry, I added white marks to some of the black images to make the whole thing pop!! Glued the flaps down and It was finished. As i said I have been crazy making zines!! so i added that to my folder.

The zine I did was on a light weight card stock and I lightly colored the paper with water color, added my collage, embellished it with marks and doodle, added some shading and It was finished!! A sweet little book in a sweet little folder Check out the how to On my YouTube