Thursday, February 26, 2009

Fabric Journal

I am so excited about this. Sorry about the shadows but you get the idea. I took some fabric I found on the discount table and painted on it for a fabric journal. I have been wanting to try it for weeks now and thanks to my friend Karin, who found some tutorials for me, I finally found some time last night to whip it together. The fabric was off white with bulky threads every so often woven in and I put gesso on it and then put paint over that with my brayer. I added some extra texture with rubber stamps and then sewed it together into a journal cover. I only had a couple of hours to put this together from start to finish so I used my Rosie drawing for the front. I am going to put together the inside pages this weekend when I am relaxing at the beach. I have been buying all kinds of embellishments in pink, black and cream and I'm really excited to get going on the inside signatures. I want to try and use fabric and paper together on the pages which will be different than what I have done in the past with my journals. This particular journal you can add signatures as you go. I took Donna Downey's inspiration journal class on this technique and it is really simple and quick too. I am still working in my other journal and have some pages to share but I think it will have to wait until next week when I get back from the beach. Have a great weekend everyone and happy journaling!

6 comments:

snazzykc said...

Well there you go-get an idea in your head and you are off. Was it fun using the "new" table? This looks really nice!

Teri Leigh said...

Yes the new table made room for both my painting and my sewing to be set up at the same time. You know me though, I just made a bigger mess with more area to do that in. Maybe I should be limited in space, ha ha! Thanks Karin for you help!

Kim Fyler said...

Teri, this is so pretty. I love your Rosie face. :)

Mary said...

You did such a lovely job. Have a wonderful refreshing weekend!!

Jen said...

Very, very cool! I wish I had half your talent and creativity!

Teri Leigh said...

Thanks so much everyone. You are very kind.