Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Sewing Notions Fabric Collage

I've been enjoying working with fabric recently and here's a collage done with the recent release called Sewing Notions from Oxford Impressions. My muslin was first aged with tea dye distress ink kind of using a wrinkle-free distress technique - placing the fabric into DI sprayed with water on a craft sheet - not exactly the same effect as with paper, but still a good, worn look. I stamped a collage of multiple images onto the muslin by masking and using coffee archival ink. The muslin panel is backed with batting and sewn onto a fabric panel. I also sewed two seam binding ribbons together for the hanger with a long basting stitch so I could pull the ends and slightly gather it. To finish it off, there are 2 buttons sewn on and after stamping and cutting out the floss cards, I wrapped a bit of embroidery floss to each one before attaching to the piece. This week at the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge the theme is "stitching" - a perfect fit for my project!

12 comments:

Ana Márquez said...

It looks gorgeous, I love the image and the details.

Martina2801 said...

This is very impressive!!!
Stunning work! Love your creation.

Wax Beach Artist said...

Awesome, I love it!

Lori said...

Gorgeous Penny! Always love fabric in a project, really great texture! Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Great idea! This is so cool and really does have a nice vintage feel to it! Thank you for sharing : )

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!

-Sarah

Dezinaworld said...

I just popped in to say i adore your work on the steampunk pieces, thanks for doing an incredible job with them. I love all your work and am adding to follow, you are inspirational.
hugs June (dezinaworld )

Nancy said...

This is beautiful!!
Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!

Linda64 said...

Beautiful creation, great inspiration. Thank you for sweet comment in my blog!

Sid said...

Fantastic material piece !!

Shar said...

So very pretty! Love all the vintage elements!

lynne said...

Penny, such a pretty fabric collage.
I received this set in the mail last week, it is fabulous.
I cannot wait to see what else you create with this set.
Wishes
Lynne

Gerri Herbst said...

wonderful pieces...Just adore your style!