Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Happy Fabric Journal

Happy Fabric Journal

My 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.
Painted fabric

In Process!

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