So it’s already time for Challenge #19 over at the Compendium of Curiosities III challenge at Linda Ledbetter’s, where there is always a ton of fun and inspiration! There’s plenty of time to jump in and join us. Need motivation? Besides all that inspiration, there are great prizes to be won; this time the sponsor is the Inspiration Emporium, and I can tell you from personal experience that shopping there is amazing; they have just about everything Tim Holtz-related and they ship quickly, too!
For Challenge #19, we are turning to page 66 in our Tim-nals (HA!) – aka, the third volume of the Compendium of Curiosities – and learning the Frayed Fabric technique.
I will admit at the outset that I stole ideas from two of the “Curiosity Crew” this time; using a Burlap Panel for my background, as did Susan Mostek, and adding some swipes of Distress Ink (in my case, Tea Dye) to the fabric itself, just like Yvonne Blair. Thanks so much for the inspiration, gals!
Awhile back, I had printed some pretty images of little flower fairy girls onto fabric for a project, and used all but a few. I decided to use one of these as my main image so that I wouldn’t have to use any paper in this fabric project. (I did end up using mulberry paper in the background, though!
I had some black & white gingham fabric in my stash from when I made sachets a couple years ago; they were already cut into squares for sachets, so I had to get a little creative with those. And of course, I had to have a flower! I put it together from three different sets of petals and rubbed them with Old Paper and Tea Dye Distress Inks to make them look old.
I used the beautiful butterfly fabric and sewed a few straight parallel lines, a big “X” and a fancy zig-zag around the edges. (Super fun!) Layered on the gingham (also frayed) and the fabric image, which I sewed down on each corner, then added two colors of mulberry paper, a bit of lace and some Tim Holtz Tissue Tape. The final touch was a Tim Holtz ornate plate rubbed with a bit of cream-colored acrylic paint; I used the same paint along the edges of the burlap canvas, along with more Tea Dye ink.
I think I could get addicted to these burlap panels! They are so much fun to decorate and such a great background for so many looks. Can’t wait to see how everyone interprets the Frayed Fabric challenge!