Sunday, 6 March 2011

Fabric/Mixed Media ATC Holders

This was a first for me, making books from fabric. I had some guidance from my friend Sue, and once I was off really enjoyed making these.
        Fabric ATCHolder1 -Cover 
This is the cover of the first one. It was made from a piece of fabric that  had been  previously coloured and printed on. Some Stewart Gill  texture glitter was added  to give it a bit of glitz. When it was dry it was cut to size, and, using Wonder Under was attached to a suitably sized piece of bump. The fabric for the inside cover was attached in the same way, and the two pieces stitched together.A ‘spine’ was made with three lines of straight stitching, one in the middle and one each side.

                     Fabric ATCHolder1 -1
The fabric used for this page was purchased fabric, stamped with a foam stamp using silver acrylic. A piece of Vilene 250 was ironed onto the back   and a  bit of free machinery stitching using silver thread completed the page. The pockets were made using the same Vilene as backing, hemmed along the tops and attached with a small zig-zag stitch. The back of the page was completed in the same way, both sides were pinned together and then cut to the correct size, and machined round. All pages were made in the same way.
                    Fabric ATCHolder1 -2

This fabric was coloured and decorated with Thermofax screens, made at a Angie Hughes course which I attended last year.

                  Fabric ATCHolder1 -3

The left hand side is purchased fabric, over stamped with a heart stamp and gold acrylic. Gold braid was attached to look like an envelope.
                    Fabric ATCHolder1 -4

This is a two toned blue fabric, stamped in gold acrylic. Some gold stitching was added , following the shapes of the swirl. Gold thread was added to the pockets in a swirl shape.

To complete, the pages were folded in half, and stitched to the cover following the previously stitched lines, middle one first.
A  simple button and thread tie was added to finish it off.

               Fabric ATCHolder2 -Cover
All the fabrics used in this holder were coloured using various sprays and when dried ,printed, using ‘plates’ made from Penscore.
It was made in the same way as the one above.
The flower on the cover was made using organza and the soldering iron, with some beads added to the middle.  Some decorative beads were added on the cover edges and on the spine.
                    Fabric ATCHolder2 -1
Random stitching was added to all of the inside pages.
                     Fabric ATCHolder2 -2

                    Fabric ATCHolder2 -3

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Pattie said...

WOW I may have to go back and reread this lol,brilliant work !Loveeeeeee the ATCs as well,you have a style all of your own Annie i think i would know your work anywhere ! x look forward to receiving my ATC folder :)

Carol said...

Fabulous, your art fabric creations are wonderful.