Sunday, 16 August 2015

Trying Something Different

Hi there, I apologise for not blogging for quite a while, I have been crafting although haven't been too well again so not felt up to blogging.  Feeling much brighter now and finding the energy to write up a few blog posts, so there will be more projects shared over the next few days.

The project I'm sharing with you today had me moving into an area of crafting I hadn't tried before - printing my own fabric.   It's thanks to my pal Clare and her ideas that I tried this, thank you so much Clare I really enjoyed it. 

So, starting with a piece of white sheeting and a few colours of ProMarker pens, I set about creating some designer fabric.  First stage, random scribbles and shapes using a few PM colours.

Stage 2 adding Ranger Alcohol Blending Solution randomly over the design - looking a lot different now !

Next stage using a black PM to doodle and enhance the background design plus random stamping using Versa Craft ink and a couple of script stamps

and a close up of a section of the finished design

I then used a section of the finished fabric, elastic cord, a Crop-a-dile and eyelets and a sewing machine to create a journal cover

Front cover
back cover

I also added a couple of small pockets at each end inside to slip the notebook cover into to hold it in place

I have some of the fabric left after making the journal cover, used a scrap to make a card topper and I'll share this card with you later.

Thanks for dropping by to check out my latest project, I hope you enjoyed it.


Kathyk said...

And may I say how perfectly splendid it looks missus! Can't wait to see your embroidery hoop project


Lauren Hatwell said...

It really does look fabulous Wynneth. Lx

Clare Lloyd said...

Your journal looks great

Cherry said...

Looking luscious Wynneth. Loving the colours and the design. Glad to hear you are feeling a little better too. Hugs Cherry xxx

Debs M said...

great make Wynneth x