Friday, August 27, 2010

Fabric and Paper Collage

I have to show off this little box that I've just completed.  This was a fun project and I have more of the 'fabric' left over to make a journal cover and some bookmarks.   You can find a free PDF download here

I am enjoying some of these paper and fabric projects, and can't speak highly enough of the excellent instructions given by Sue Blueweiss in her notes.  This little collage was created by printing out images of old maps, which were then torn apart and fused to wool felt.  I then covered the 'fabric' with a small amount of crystal shred, covered with a fine blue chiffon scarf.  Some straight stitching was done to represent 'roads'.  I didn't make as many layers as Sue stated in her free project sheet.  The lining is a crinkled polyester evening fabric that I had from my dressmaking days, and I thought I should put the little spiral sequin trim on the top, as it looked a tad bare to me. 

I do hope you enjoy seeing this, and I shall try to make up the remaining fabric soon into the above mentioned projects, which of course I will share.   

4 comments:

Robin Mac said...

Lovely work as usual Linda. Boxes are fun to make aren't they. Cheers, Robin

Radka said...

Very nice, Linda, very effective. I have never made a box, something else on my list "to do".

Anonymous said...

An excellent idea for keeping the souvenirs of a travek, at the end of september,I shall visit (India) and I can inspir of your work........If I have a little time. Your explains are very clear!
Anne Gailhbaud of Stitchin fingers
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http://www.textes-textiles.fr/
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Katherine said...

This is a wonderful idea and I love the map idea too