Yesterday I took my almost finished book cover and trimmed it to fit my book.
Then I cut a piece of bridal tulle in an ivory color, pinned it to the entire cover fabric, and free motion stitched all over. I just do an absolutely random stitch.
Then I took my heat gun and lightly burned certain areas. You have to be very careful or the tulle will completely burn away and you really just want a little shabby chic thing going on.
Last, I hand dyed some eyelet trim and stitched it down the side of the front of the cover and added some rosettes and a little piece that I transferred the words C'est La Vie. Oh yes, I had to put some of my all time favorite Japanese fibers on.
So, I guess I am done. It suits me perfectly and if I want to, I can pick out a few stitches that are holding the cover onto the journal, and put it on a new one.
We hope to do some more challenges and even a few short tutorials in the near future. So, stay tuned......TwoCoolTexans does lots and lots of different art mediums. Things might be quite different next time.
- Pam Carriker-Art at the Speed of Life
- TwoCoolTexans Etsy store
- Collage postcards by Glenda
- GlendaBaileyDesigns shop
- Nancy Lefko mixed media art
- Gail Schmidt-Shabby Cottage Studio
- Felted work by Glenda
- Alisha's blog-Alisha Fredrickson
- Gillian's blog
- Jean-Texas Hill Country Painter
- American Art Moves