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Painted Patterned Fabric

When I’m painting chipboard, ribbons, die cuts, really anything small, I like to use a journal page, or in this case, a piece of cloth.  Then when I am finished with the intended project, I just use up any leftover paint from my palette to fill in any blank spots.   A bit of white paint and one of Julie Fei-Fan Balzer’s stencils create a fun pattern on top. I used a dry brush in areas to show the texture of the fabric. I used the fabric to make a “spinal reinforcement” for a booklet for an upcoming project.  I was so pleased with the results I used the rest of the fabric to make more!
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  • Sandy Coleman September 26, 2011, 2:20 pm

    OMG! This is beautiful. I’m going to check out this stenciling business. I love what you did here. Such wonderful dimension. Thanks for stopping by my blog and letting me discover yours. I’ll be a regular visitor. 🙂

  • Cynthia September 26, 2011, 7:56 pm

    Totally love your “spinal reinforcement” idea!! They’re just beautiful! The stitching is awesome too!

  • Carolyn September 26, 2011, 9:42 pm

    Cynthia, this is my kind of stitching – messy and imprecise. I can’t sew on a line, let alone a straight line. The photo hides my sewing skills nicely…

  • Eileen September 27, 2011, 7:28 pm

    Wow, I came to thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice message. Now I feel twice blessed because your blog is stunning! I love the way you use color, it’s like a fabulous playground and I don’t want to leave, there’s so much to see!

  • Pam Holderman September 28, 2011, 2:08 pm

    thanks for stopping by my blog. I love the triangle here – so powerful. I would not have believed how beautiful a simple repeated shape could be. I have made similar books – just love them.

  • April Dawn September 30, 2011, 12:50 am

    Wow. I love the idea of using fabric as your table protector. Going into the must remember file. I just found your site doing a google search for using book covers. Bookmarked.

  • soonymary October 3, 2011, 7:13 am

    this is stunning!!! and such a wonderful idea.