Another Journal

Facebook is still denying me the ability to upload photos, so I will post more here and link to there.

This one is a photo of the Bradford pear tree that we used to have.  It has inside pockets to hold the book and they are made with a green hand dyed (by me) fabric.  I  have stitched a little bit around one of the blooms on the front and there is a black rubber strap to accent and hold the book.  The journal inside is a Mead composition book in 5″ x 7″ size and is easily replaced when needed.  The cover is washable. This journal is $17 plus $2 shipping.  In Illinois there is a 6.25% sales tax charge also if you are an Illinois buyer.  Contact me by comment or email to make purchase arrangements.


Play Day With Scarlet

An artist friend of mine from Evansville wanted to come  have a play day with me this week.  So we decided to make paper cloth.  Scarlet had not done that before and I had purchased some new tissue paper that I wanted to experiment with.  We had a blast, of course.

This time, instead of just layering random pieces of paper, which would in the end, be covered with a layer of paint and stitch, I chose to make some that were deliberate and thoughtful, of color scheme and contrast in size and patterns.  These really did not need paint when they were finished.  The only thing I did to them was dry brush some Lumiere metallic paints on them which was caught by the high relief wrinkles from the tissue paper.  And that was enough.  I love them just as they are.

I’m very pleased with the outcome of both of these smaller pieces.  They would make great journal covers, but would have to be mixed with other cloth because of their size.  Since I scanned them into the computer, I have digital files…and cotton inkjet sheets to print on!  I printed them out on cotton and made small journal covers.  I also used a TAP transfer to jazz the covers up a bit.

Some of them have black linings with a black strap and some have brown linings with a brown strap.

If you want to learn how to make paper cloth, there is a tutorial on my sidebar that will give you all the directions for making it.  Just scroll down to the Tutorials section.