Happy Fabric JournalMy July project for the OOAK Artisan design team .
I had a block with this one for awhile, But once it clicked it only took maybe 2 hours. In my video I share how I painted the fabric, I love the white on white fabric as it changes with dye or paint! I don't know how that fabric is made but works great as a resist. I did 2 different techniques one i spritzed the fabric with water before painting and it gives a watercolor look.
So I had this cool fabric painted for a couple of weeks and just looked at !! Then I picked it up and played with it and it hit me, a book cover!!
I tore my fabric to the size I wanted, found in my stash some painted canvas pieces (another started project!), tore the remaining painted fabric and started sewing. I added some pockets and strips and sewed with 2 colors of thread. I added a bit of batting between the painted fabric and the canvas backing to help make the cover a little stiffer. The pages were just stacked and sewn in the center, I did sew slow, 5 layers of painted canvas,1 layer of fabric and batting and my machine went through it all!
The quilting is quite wild, following the painted lines. with a little doodling in some of the spaces. It is so hard to do a project with out Doodling for me!! Two more torn strips were sewed on the edges to give this journal a way to stay closed! This took me only a couple of hours to complete once I figured out what I was going to do!
If you want to watch these on You Tube
|Painted white on white fabric done with water.|
|Cover before pages sewed in.|