Monday, 23 February 2015

Marvellous Monday with Visible Image

Hello all you lovely people! Thanks for dropping in. Well, another Monday is upon us. But don't be down and gloomy. 

Spring is springing, the birds are tweeting and I have got a Visible Image project to inspire you to get crafty!

The new stamps launched recently are all fantastic but this melting clock and the sentiment that goes with it are just wonderful. So, after I bit of 'getting to know you' and a play with the stamps I decided to branch out and make something a little different. 

This note book started out as a piece of good quality watercolour card which I had coloured both sides with Brusho paint and left to dry. I scrunched and soaked and scrunched some more and soaked some more with just water and got my hands all inky! It broke the fibres and made the card almost like cloth. I really like the way the edges become fluffy and I love the way the colour from one side bled over onto the other side.

Now the resulting fabric like quality the paper now had got me thinking. I could stamp onto cloth and then sew things onto this base card. It just snowballed! I used Brusho to colour the calico scrap to match and stamped onto the fabric with Stazon. I have no idea what ink is best for fabric but this worked for me! I used my sewing machine to attach the calico to the cover.

I made a small pad of paper which I sewed directly down the spine of the cover. I used eyelets and a piece of faux leather threaded with some wooden beads as the closure.

I was really pleased with the end result and I have plans to make more!

Visible Image INKognito Time is Precious stamps

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See you next week for another Marvellous Monday and in the mean time enjoy your week, get crafty and show us what you have been up to!

Happy Days!  Kim x