Enjoy Life’s Moments Canvas Collage

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I have been so excited lately!  This week I had a chance to create with my new stamps.  I have partnered with ArtFoamies and now have my own stamps!  This canvas was created layer by layer.  I used ink, paint, and crayons to add color and texture.  The prints are phone book pages, washi tape, and my Butterflies Tissue Paper from Fabric Elements.

Materials

ArtFoamies Daisy Vintage Large Stamp

ArtFoamies Daisy Vintage Small Stamp

ArtFoamies Mesh Stamp

Fabric Elements™ Tissue Paper by Rebekah Meier

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Place a piece of masking tape onto a silicone mat.  Apply a slight coat of white acrylic paint onto the tape.  Stamp tape with archival ink and script design.

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Load stamp pad (stamp pad will come with each package) with black acrylic.  Stamp small Vintage Daisy design onto painted masking tape.

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Load scraper with white acrylic paint.  Swipe paint downward, creating horizontal lines.

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Apply a 4″ paper doily with matte medium.  Stamp Large Vintage Daisy design onto doily.  Apply embellishments and word stickers.

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Apply stamped masking tape onto canvas.  This will create a nice texture on the canvas.  Stamp corner of canvas with Mesch ArtFoamie stamp.

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Fabric Elements™ products are available at my Etsy store

Fabric Elements™ Tag Book

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Completed Tag Book.

  • Fabric Elements™ Paintable Fabric  Papillon Cotton Fat Quarter
  • Fabric Elements™ Printed Tissue paper
  • Fabric Elements™ Lace
  • Fabric Elements™ Peltex® Firm Stabilizer
  • 4- 10″ x 5″ pieces of canvas fabric
  • 1- 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ piece of double sided fusible web
  • Art Anthology Spray, Avocado
  • Jacquard Lumiere Brass (gold) acrylic
  • fabric glue
  • iron
Cut book pages

Cut book pages from canvas fabric cut four 10″ x 5″ pieces.

Place two canvas pieces together.  Find and mark the center horizontal width.  Machine stitch on the horizontal line.  Also, machine stitch 1/8″ from edge of top and bottom of page.  Repeat with remaining pieces of canvas.  You should now have two book pages.

Machine stitch spine

Machine stitch spine

Cover and interfacing

Cut two, 10 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ pieces from Fabric Elements Papillion paintable fabric. Cut one, 10 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ piece from Fabric Elements Peltex, firm stabilizer. Machine stitch 1/8″ around perimeter of book cover. Machine stitch 6-7 times down the center of book cover.  Spray or paint cover (back and front) with thin acrylic or ink.

Mark down the center of book pages.  Place book pages onto inside of book cover.  Machine stitch down the center of book, through book pages and cover.

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Tissue size and ink

Cut a 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ square from Fabric Elements Printed Tissue Paper and fusible web.  Following manufacturer’s instructions, apply fusible web to the non printed side of Tissue Paper.  Using a cosmetic sponge, apply ink around Tissue Paper.

 

 

Fuse tissue onto front book cover.  Using a small brush, apply gold metallic paint.  Measure book with elastic lace.  Glue ends together.  Place two paper flowers secured together with a decorative scrapbook brad.  Glue flowers to lace.  This will be the closure for book.

Check back soon when I will show you how to create tags for your book!

Fabric Elements™ can be purchased in my Etsy shop

Join Me for a Mixed Media Collage Class!

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It is again a NEW year!  I am so excited how Fabric Elements™ was received at CHA last year.  Winning the new product award was the cherry on the top of the whole show!  Only one more week until I leave for CHA (Craft and Hobby Association) 2016.   We have added new additions to the Fabric Elements product line.  I have been working non-stop coming up with more fab ric, tissue and stencil designs for the program and with some surprises.   More on that in another email.  I will be teaching a Mixed Media Fabric Collage Art Quilt class at the show.  The details are listed below.

Assigned Date of Workshop: Friday, 1/8/2016
Assigned Time of Workshop*: 10:30:00 AM – 12:00:00 PM
Length of Presentation: 1.5 hours
Room Number: 212A**subject to change
Attendee Type: All Buyers (Retailers, Distributors, Designers & Creative Professionals, store owners)

Workshop #: W303
Title: No-Sew “Fabric Collage Art Quilt”
Facilitator Name(s): Rebekah Meier

This class is designed to be a sampler of sorts, showing how to become more familiar with  Fabric Elements™ techniques and products.  Also how you can use other products you might already have to compliment the Fabric Elements™ line.  I would love to see you in class!

Easy Peasy Cheery Pumpkins

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Easy Peasy Cheery Pumpkin

I am getting the chance to play more with my materials from Fabric Elements!  Today I picked my dot fabrics to create pumpkins.  These cheery pumpkins are so easy to create.  All that is needed are Fabric Elements dot fabrics which are sold in fat quarter size, available at JoAnn Fabric and craft stores both online and in store.  Also available at limited Michaels stores.  Simply cut one 12″ circle from each of the dot fabrics.   Using a running stitch and strong thread (button thread) to stitch around 1/8″ from the raw edge of the fabric.  Pull gathers slightly and fill the pumpkin with polyester fiberfil.  Pull gathers tight and knot off.  Tip:  once pulled tight, make another stitch through fabric to secure.  Tear green strips of dot fabric into 1″ wide lengths.  Stuff green strip into the top hole of the pumpkin.  Finish the pumpkin by gluing a stem (twig) into the center of the pumpkin.  How about filling a basket full of pumpkins.  Or, make a smaller size circle and use as a place setting marker.

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And there is a giveaway!  Check out the details here  on the Fabric Editions website on how you can be a creative winner.  I can’t wait to see what you create!!!

Michaels Stores Now Has Fabric Elements

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October brings news!  Michaels Stores now has Fabric Elements.  It is in a 20 store “test”.  That means if it does not do well in the test stores, Michaels will not pick it up in their remaining stores.  So, I am asking for help to spread the word.  Fabric Elements in Michaels is located in the sewing, yarn, fabric department.  Here is the list of Michaels stores that now have it, and Michaels has some kick but coupons this week.  Check it out at Michaels.com

STORE
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MEDFORD3475 Crater Lake HwyCrater Lake PlazaMedfordOR97504-9259
1069
94
HSTN-CYPRESS25715 Northwest FwyCypress Town CenterCypressTX77429-1047
1328
94
AUS-WESTLAKE3201 Bee Caves Rd Ste 112West Woods Shopping CenterAustinTX78746-6696
3024
94
LA-LA VERNE1951 Foothill BlvdLa VerneCA91750-3501
9421
94
SANTA MARIA1934 S BroadwaySanta MariaCA93454-7808
2785
97
JAX-SOUTHSIDE9041 Southside Blvd Ste 140Southside Square Shopping CenterJacksonvilleFL32256-5484
3707
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HARRISONBURG, VA277 Burgess RdHarrisonburg CrossingHarrisonburgVA22801-3718
9609
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GAINESVILLE3644 SW Archer RdButler Plaza CentralGainesvilleFL32608-2420
2786
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PITT-GREENSBURG5280 Route 30 Ste 6Westmoreland Mall SouthGreensburgPA15601-7832
3722
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SCRANTON1150 Commerce BlvdDickson City CommonsDickson CityPA18519-1688
6731
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PHI-WARRINGTON1055 Main StValley SquareWarringtonPA18976-2488
9194
98
NWK-PARSIPPANY1099 Rte 46 ETroy Hills Shopping CenterParsippanyNJ07054-2177
1173
98
NYC-QUEENS/FRESH MEADOWS18704 Horace Harding ExpyFresh Meadows Shopping CenterFresh MeadowsNY11365-2716
9906
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PITT-WASHINGTON339 Washington RdStrabane SquareWashingtonPA15301-2701
2745
99
AKRON-FAIRLAWN3750 W Market St Unit YRosemont CommonsFairlawnOH44333-4803
3745
99
MADISON-MIDDLETON1700 Deming Way Ste 120Greenway StationMiddletonWI53562-4757
5017
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ST. L-FLORISSANT2427 N Hwy 67FlorissantMO63033
5019
99
CHI-KILDEER20505 N Rand Rd, Suite 230The Shops at KildeerKildeerIL60047-3004
5053
99
CIN-COLERAIN9657 Colerain AveNorthgate MallCincinnatiOH45251-2003
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LEXINGTON-NICHOLASVILLE RD150 W Lowry Ln Ste 170Regency CentreLexingtonKY40503-3008

I have yet to visit the Deerpark store here in Illinois, and have not seen Fabric Elements.  Could anyone that lives near any of these stores next time you shop there take a pic for me?  It would be even better if you took  a selfie next to it.  Also, please be sure to sign up for the Creative Challenge.    I need your help spreading the word!