today i want to share a quick tutorial from richele christensen using fabric to create a home decor piece. this project showcases the versatility of incorporating eclectic elements fabric and new craft thread with idea-ology ephemera, flashcards, small talk stickers and the mini clipboard. i love how this project comes together by combining elements from the papercraft world with textiles for a true mixed-media masterpiece…t!m
thanks for sharing your excitement for the latest release of eclectic elements, and for posting your comments on monday’s blog post giveaway. congrats to the following winners – if you see your name and comment, please email email@example.com with your shipping info to claim your prize:
– Candi Cissek: Tim is love your fabrics. Such a vintage feel. I would love to use the fabrics for tags and junk journals but I must say being able to make one of the lovely books would put me over the moon! Giant hugs, Candi
– Judy D: My grandmother was a quilter out of necessity – reusing every scrap of fabric rather than throw them away. My mom is a quilter by hobby, creating beautiful quilts for fun and inspiration. I tease Mom that my paper stash almost matches her fabric stash! I have started buying Tim’s fabric, because I love his paper, and the fabric is even yummier. I’m hoping to make a quilt some day… In the meantime, I use snippets of fabric on cards.
– Tona: Your booths are always so fabulous looking and the projects so amazing. I have used your material to make curtains in both my bedroom & craftroom. I have also sewn it onto cards and used it to cover chipboard which I then die cut and add to cards and layouts. I like the added textural element that material brings to my papercrafting projects.
- surfaces: mini clipboard, eclectic elements fabric correspondence collection, batting
- inks: distress ink/frayed burlap, distress paint/chipped sapphire
- mediums: distress collage medium/matte, mini collage glue stick
- embellishments: adornment arrows, ephemera/emporium, flash cards, remnant rubs/numerals, small talk, vial labels, buttons, craft/stitch thread
- tools: mini ink blending tool, distress collage brush, remnant rub tool, sanding grip, scissors, steel wool
- misc: sewing machine
– remove hitch fasteners using a screw driver.
– trace mini clipboard on to patterned paper and cut out with scissors.
– paint a generous coat of distress collage medium on board and attach paper.
– sand and ink the edges of the clipboard.
– cut a piece of batting to 4” x 6”, tear fabric front and back 4” x 6” and cut a few small strips from various fabrics.
– adhere fabrics front, back to the batting and strips to the front with mini collage glue stick.
– sew around the edge of the fabric pieces. sew on ephemera pieces as desired.
– add stitches using a straight stitch for the stems, french knots for the flowers and a lazy daisy stitch for the leaves with craft thread. hand stitch adornment arrow and buttons on.
– paint clipboard clip with distress paint and let dry.
– sand clipboard clip using steel wool. reattach clipboard clip to clipboard.
– attach bird with foam tape.
– embellish with small talk, vial label, remnant rubs and attach fabric piece to clipboard.