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!