Sunday, 18 September 2011

A work in progress...

Studying done for the day and I needed to make something.  I've been thinking about making a combination of paper and fabric journal for a while so off I went.  The pages are torn from an old book and glued together in threes, left to dry and then painted.  I didn't like the first lot of painting, it was too loud so I toned it down.


Not being one to plan ahead, I hadn't thought about how I was going to bind the pages so looking through my library of craft books for ideas (!) I've stitched a fabric tab to one edge.  I just happened to have some curtain lining which I'd painted with diluted PVA lying around so it seemed appropriate.  Sometimes I'm amazed at what's in my stash.



Haven't decided on the next step lol.

22 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Looking good, cannot wait to see the finished piece. Fabulous colours. Tracy x

sam21ski said...

Fabulous Idea, can't wait to see more

Sam xxx

Netty said...

Its looking great already, am longing to see it complete. Annette x

Cynthia Schelzig said...

mmmm me liketh mucho!!! At first I thought it was paper wrapped around...fabic...very coooool!

joanne wardle said...

isn't stash great?

cockney blonde said...

This is looking interesting. Will be following the progress closely.
BTW I have some blog candy if you're interested, x

Paula Jane Atkinson said...

It's looking good so far, Carol. Glad you found some time for yourself between study & family. It's all too easy for life to get in the way of our creativity & I personally have found I am far happier if I have created just a little something :0)

karen said...

this is going to be amazing. Love those tabs! and I can't claim credit for the wrapped daisy, it came from a scrap of old cloth, sadly I'm not that clever!!

Karin said...

It's looking interesting Carol, can't wait to see the next stage.

Cath Wilson said...

Ooh, looking forward to seeing the completed article - looks good so far. One day I WILL get out my machine... and good for you, getting the studying done first :-)

Heather said...

I like the look of your painted pages and what a great idea to stitch fabric down one edge to help the binding process. Glad there is someone else who gets carried away with enthusiasm!

flutterbycrafter said...

Lovely colours and it's all looking very interesting, hope you show us the finished project xx

Photocat said...

You have to keep us posted on this one. What a marvellous idea to use the lining for the stitching.
Can't wait for a follow up on this book. Create, create!

Sid said...

Looking good Carol, like your binding idea !

Chris said...

This is great, Carol. Love the fabric tabs and the colourful pages. Looking forward to seeing what you do next.

Mmm maybe something like this will kick my mojo off.....

Alison said...

Can't wait to see what you do with these Carol! They already look gorgeous! x

penibear said...

Looks go so far - Did you paint with the spray thingys?
I love the idea of the binding - I feel a paper/fabric Alice book coming on.......
Love Joanne's comment!!

Marilyn Rock said...

Oh; the colors! Can't wait to see it completed! And; your little 4 x 4 journal is wonderful Carol!

hazel said...

Looking good and looking forward to seeing the finished piece.
xxx Hazel.

Amy said...

Wow, your going to have to show me how to do this..IT'S AMAZING ! :)

Suzanne C said...

Can't wait to see the next step as this is so inspiring already!

Neet said...

Beautiful colours Carol - look forward to seeing what you do next.