i had to share another amazing fabric scrapbooking creation. i love that each person sees so many different possibilities this products potential.
this wedding album was sent to me by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer from New York City, where she is the Artistic Director of The Milk Can Theatre Company.
"I wanted to create a wedding album that felt lush and bright and full of energy. The wedding was held in a beautiful arboretum (so, lots of green backgrounds with plenty of bright flowers) and I wanted to embrace that setting. Therefore, I chose paint and ink colors (green, yellow, blue, and a smidge of red) that reflected the environment.
It was really very, very simple. To create the background for the album cover, as well as each of the canvas pages, I just repeated a basic
process over and over again: I painted a general wash with three colors of acrylic paint. I added a stamped image (always using green ink) to most of the pages. Then, I stamped with a toilet paper tube and acrylic paint.
To create the clear flower pages, I placed flowers into the page protector and then stitched a grid pattern to anchor them in place. This was probably the most difficult step because the flowers just kept slipping around! But, I love the effect! If you'd like to try it, I recommend working in rows and going slowly.
I used gesso to create the white shapes for the journaling. Because it’s a primer, you can paint over anything (photo, background, etc.) and have a nice clean white space to work in. As you might imagine, I used a VERY small brush to paint all the journaling. If you'd like to try painting words, be sure to use a small brush, very little paint, some water (to make the paint flow, but not so much it gets everywhere) and work slowly and in segments."
WOW!! have a great weekend!
week 5: day 31(wednesday) - 8 mile run
- time: 1 hour 34 min
- distance: 8.02 miles