Tuesday, May 18, 2010
A little fabric art book and a few more fabric ATC's
I took out the sewing machine this afternoon with all intentions of making a few more fabric Artist Trading Cards that I need to get done for my giveaway, but I got side tracked and ended up making a little book.
Do I have a use for this book? Of course, I don't. I don't seem to keep much of anything I make. Do you? But, not having a use for something, and making it anyway is what I do. :-)
I cut muslin fabric into approximately 6 1/2" x 6 1/2 " squares. After ironing the fabric I pounced with a brush several colors of Encore' metallic pigment inks onto the fabric. The colors that I used were...burgundy, blue, green, purple, pink and peach. I forgot I had those ink pads. Then I watered down some gold Lumiere paint and spattered gold flecks onto the fabric with a fan brush.
I stamped several images on the cover, back cover and on some of the pages in the book with Memories and Stazon inks.
Thought the cover needed more color so I added a silk flower with a copper button in the center.
I was going to stitch the binding by hand, but since the sewing machine was out I zigzag stitched the book pages together, and now I have to finish pulling threads for a fringed edge.
Art can be added to the inside pages by gluing images or whatever in the book. I don't know why the scanned image shows wavy lines in the material, because I don't see them when I look at the fabric.
After making the book, I did go back to the sewing machine, and made the bird atc's. I also made another mermaid. I couldn't resist.