It's time for a new challenge at Stamps & Stencils. Our challenge theme for May is Fabric and Fibres. Our lovely hostess Cec says, "Let's add some fabric and/or fibres to our creations this month. You can use linen, burlap, organza, wool, lace, ribbon, rope to name a few. The list is almost endless but whatever you add, make sure there is some stamping or stenciling (or both) on your creation as well." I couldn't help but think of the little PaperArtsy fabric mini album I had started. The tutorial on its construction can be found HERE.
So of course I decided to double dip and use some Found Objects, as required in this fortnight's challenge at PaperArtsy. I was inspired by Corrie Herriman's post where she raided her junk metal findings. I happened to have a jar of loose metal I've picked up. These round and square bits were given to me from my friend Carol, who is an MRI technician. I believe they were part of an old MRI machine - how cool! Thanks Carol!
I decided to wrap them in cloth. I glued them to fleece then wrapped my chambray from my album cover over the padded pieces, securing with Beacon 3-1. I used the back side of the fabric for contrast.
I glued them like so and added some of the discs and a found washer. I gessoed the cover lightly.
Next, I sprayed Lindy's Stamp Gang spray inks onto everything. It soaked in much more than I would have liked, but you can see hints of navy and green. The spray removed the gesso on the washers, which was strange, but they looked cool either way.
I added some more spray over my stenciling. Next, I tucked in flowers and buttons in the gaps.
I had a snippet of an old ruler and attached it along with a dyed strip of an old hymn.
Remember, my book is focused on paths, doorways, etc. I was so happy to find this text. <3
I layered my Lynne Perrella image over some basket filler and die cut lacy flowers by Prima.
I tucked a second stamped image on either side for repetition.
A side view so you can see the dimension better. What fun this was to alter! I'm so thrilled to have completed this much of my album. My first posts with collaged pages can be found HERE and HERE if you missed them. I have about six more spreads to go. I hope you are inspired to participate in our fabric challenge. I would love for you to use my tutorial and create your own album. Leave me a comment if you do! :)
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