May 4, 2017

PaperArtsy Fabric Covered Mini Album


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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21 comments:

  1. What a delight to look at Autumn, so much to take in I have re-read you blog over and over to absorb all the work you have put into this. What a masterpiece... Hugs Tracey xx

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  2. This is gorgeous Autumn! Wonderful layers and textures. I imagine it must be really nice to hold. I'm off to have a look at some of your pages. Love it ! Toni xx

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  3. Simply glorious, Autumn - I adore the colours here, and the fabulous denim look fabric. Wonderful use of the LP woman, and all that dimensional layered embellishing is perfect. I love it!
    Alison x

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  4. Oh how beautiful Autumn, you used those metal squares and washers so beautifully! It is odd about the gesso coming off but the colour you achieved on them is nonetheless wonderful - a happy accident I would say. A stunning journal cover! Hugs, Anne xx

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  5. This is just WODERFUL Autumn! I live all about it!
    oxo Susi

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  6. This is amazing!! Wow!! I love the layers and the colors!! You always add the perfect details!! Stunning cover, my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  7. WOW this is amazing! Gorgeous textures and design. Love this!
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  8. Absolutely fabulous Autumn ! I love the deep blue and the found items that you've covered are brilliant. Gorgeous ! Sue C x

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  9. Beautiful Autumn, I love your album! xx

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  10. your album looks amazing Autumn - I adore what you have done - brilliant use of fabric and so much depth! Lovely work! Hugs rachel x

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  11. Amazing project - very artsy. Love the colour palette and the depth you added with the fabric.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  12. Absolutely Brilliant!! Love love love your fabric journal!Your design is fabulous!
    Jackie xx

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  13. A stunning little mini book with a cohesive collection of ephemera all playing beautifully together. Lovely, lovely work.

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  14. A stunning project! I love it Autumn!
    Alison xx

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  15. This is amazing, Autumn! I love how you altered the metal pieces and your washers look really cool with the combination of gesso and spray inks. I love how you arrange all of your ephemera - it always looks perfect! Hugs :-)

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  16. Autumn, your talent knows no bounds! I was in love with this from the minute you added gesso and sprays--that denim looking background with the metal discs and washers look so pleasantly worn, like a pair of old jeans. But then, you've added the most perfectly arranged elements and ephemera to take this over the top! I sooooo want some lessons, my friend! Sending hugs!

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  17. Absolutely beautiful book cover Autumn! I love the ingenious image and colours. xx

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  18. Smashing album cover, love the 3d effect you have created with all of those textures.

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  19. I just love your creation Autumn. Great photos to show how it evolved. Love all of your additions, it is perfect! Xx

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  20. Stunner!! You are very talented, every time your creation has new ideas. Thanks for inspiration.

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