Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Mixed Media Technique Journal

Today I made a cover for the journal that I will use for samples from Fabric Art Collage- 40+ Mixed Media Techniques, by Rebekah Meier, and any other techniques that I wish to try.

I took a class a couple of years ago from Sue Bleiweiss on making fabric journals, and used the Lesson 3 instructions since I never made that one during the class. The cover is painted fabric that I quilted on my Gammill and then painted some more with Tsukineko inks. The quilted fabric is fused to a piece of Timtex, and another fabric painted and sun-printed with Setacolor is fused for the inside cover.

The inside pages are painted card-stock that has been stamped and coated with clear gel medium. The edges are trimmed with various wavy-edge scissors at slightly different sizes, so that they peek from behind each other.
Here is the page I made for yesterday's technique, the non-traditional fabric patchwork.

I enjoyed creating the journal page backgrounds with acrylic paints including Lumiere, various stamp pads and stamps. This was a nice break from micro-stippling white background fabric on that old quilt I am still working on.
They are bursting with color!
Here is the inside back cover.

And the back cover. I used a blue and turquoise fiber and metal grommets to bind the covers and pages together. Do you see the golden glitter? I started foiling everything in sight the other day when I was making my painted batting project. On this one, I applied the foil with Bo-Nash bonding powder.

It will be fun to fill these vibrant pages with more mixed media samples!


Vicki W said...


Cathie said...

Love this idea. I have a bunch of stitching samples laying around I did when I was having Sunday Stitches on my blog and never could figure out something to do with them. I might do this. What a colorful and inspiring book you will have when you are done.
PS YAAAAAY! We're gonna git hit hard with snow/ice. I'm going to Wish Upon a Quilt today for some emergency supplies!~ Have fun Jeanne.