Saturday, June 13, 2009

Fabric Covered Art Journal

The Saturday Workout Challenge was perfect this week, because it was something I needed to do anyways. Fabric Art. I had bought a little picture/scrap book thing that was falling apart and on sale for like $1 at Tuesday Mornings. It was covered in some ugly fabric and it was kinda falling apart. So, I bought it with the intent to recover it and decorate it.

This week I also got interested in a Soul Journaling on-line group that my friend Emily told me about, so I thought this would be the perfect thing to use for that as well.
I used Golden's digital grounds on the fabric, let it dry and then printed a few things on the fabric and stamped a few things on. I had some fabric markers and so I colored in a few things.. and then I used alcohol inks in mini misters and just played with it. After it was all dry, I glued the fabric to the book (I had already removed the old fabric). Then I used black duct tape to re-inforce the "binding" area where the book folds, and put some black and white ribbon on top of parts of the tape... Now, I just have to sit down and do the actual journaling!
SO, here is my first ever fabric project, and my first ever art journal: (I do think it looks much better in person than in these pictures)
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Peace & Love-


  1. Oh this is gorgeous. what a beautiful art journal. I love this especially the fairies and also that wonderful saying ... you have definitely weaved some magic here
    Hugs June xxx

  2. I love your journal!! Wonderful art.

  3. this is gorgeous, i especially love the stamping on the back, you have some fantastic stamps! :)

  4. Wow - this is awesome. Gorgeous work.

  5. Wow this is stunning.
    Incredible design. Love them.

    Thanks Risa for your fabric art to SaWo.

  6. This is such a beautiful soul journal, I love the quote... about touching the world and making it smile... I will hold that thought today. Happy Sunday! Roxanne

  7. Fabulous book cover. Love the art work.

  8. A great project and I presume you are entering it in the Charisma challenge as you have linked it through Mr Linky. Thanks for joining us this week.
    xx Vee

  9. Fabulous creation. Love that journal. Thanks for joining us this week at Charisma.