Fabric Elements Little Tag Book

Hi Everyone!  I am so excited that Fabric Elements is now available!!!!

 You can find all details here  on Fabric Editions website.  We are also having a Creative Challenge.  Make sure

to check out the details at the end of this post.  I would love to see what you create!!

Materials

  • Peltex
  • Tissue pack
  • Lace Trim
  • Pellon® EZ Steam II ™
  • 4 – 10 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ pieces of canvas
  • Art Anthology spray Avocado
  • Dye-na-Flow, turquoise
  • Metallic gold acrylic
  • 2 paper flowers
  • 1 brad
  • Glue
  • Sewing machine
  • Neutral color thread
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Elastic lace closure with paper flowers and a brad holding it together

1.  Cut one 10 1/2” x 5 1/2” from Peltex. This will be the book cover.

2.  Cut two 10 1/2” x 5 1/2” from Papillon FQ.

3.  Cut two 10 1/2” x 5 1/2” sheets from EZ Steam II double sided fusible web. Remove one side of film revealing a sticky side. Place one side of Peltex down onto sticky film. Trim any excess if necessary. Repeat with remaining side of Peltex and EZ Steam II. Hand press any wrinkles. Use a hot iron to completely fuse the fabric to Peltex book cover.

ex. 2

ex. 2

4.   Machine stitch 1/8” from edge of book cover. ex.2

Ex. 1

Ex. 1

5.  Measure the center of book and mark. Machine stitch down the center approximately 10 times.  Stitch back and forth down the center, creating a spine. ex.1

ex. 5

ex. 5

6.  Spray each side of book cover with color. Let dry completely. ex.5

ex. 3

ex. 3

 

7.  From canvas fabric, cut four 10” x 5” pages. Place two of the pages together, machine stitch each 10” side. ex.3.

 

ex. 4

ex. 4

8.  Machine stitch down the center horizontally. This will create pockets for the tags. ex.4

 

ex. 7

ex. 7

 

9.  Place the two pages on top of each other, making sure the edges are even. Place the pages onto the center of book cover. Machine stitch down the center, securing the pages to the book.  ex.7

ex. 8

ex. 8

10.  Apply EZ Steam II to Tissue Paper and cut one 4 1/2” square. Apply color to the Tissue using Memento Luxe ink. ex.8 Remove remaining film and place onto the center of book cover.

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11.   Measure around book and cut from elastic lace.  Place flowers on top of each other and secure with a brad closure.  Glue flowers to the lace.  This will be the closure for the book.

 

Creative Challenge Guidelines:
1. Create a project using at least 2 of the products from the Fabric Elements collection, available in Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft stores in the quilting section.

2. Share finished project image on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with #FabricElements, anytime between September 1 and September 24. Fabric Editions will find them in social media, or you can email them to: fabriceditions@gmail.com and they will be posted.

Rebekah Meier’s will choose the top 20 entries on September 24, 2015. The finalists’ project photos will be posted in Fabric Editions Facebook page for voting. Voting ends September 29, and the winner will be announced September 30, 2015. The photo with the most “likes” wins!

Prize:
Each of the 20 finalists will receive a copy of Rebekah Meier’s book, “Techniques For Mixed Media”

The Grand Prize Winner will receive 1 of each the items in the Fabric Elements product line, plus a Fabi Sizzix cutter and 3 dies: Prize valued at $379.00 (no cash prizes).

· Fabi Sizzix Machine

· 3 Bigz-Dies,

· Techniques For Mixed Media Book by Rebekah Meier

· 6 Colored fat quarters: yellow, pink, orange, blue, purple, green

· 6 white on white fat quarters

· Waffle Muslin

· Peltex/Lutradur

· 3 Stencils

· Canvas Banners

· Burlap Banners

· Pellon EZ-Steam II

· Canvas Tags

· Tissue Paper

· Osnaburg

· Batting

· Gauze

· Wool Felt

· 9 Bottles of Jacquard Dye-Na-Flow Fluid Acrylic Textile paint

The products are in Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft stores on September 1 and on joann.com.

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Blog and more about Fabric Elements: http://blog.fabriceditions.com/index.php/fabric-elements-august-2015/

 

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Love and Peace

 

I miss my husband Brad.    I wanted to share with you my new stencil I created with his passing in my mind.  His  birthday is  August 17th.   I wanted to make something that could hang in my studio so he is there with me every day.    About a month and a half after he had passed, I created this stencil for The Crafters Workshop.   It was released this month.

It is to remind me of  our adventures, and that day on Santa Monica pier, where this photo was taken.  It was such a beautiful relaxing day for both of us.

   It encompasses Brad so well.  Being at the beach and people watching.

 

Finished Canvas

Finished Canvas

My Love

Santa Monica pier 2014.  

 

Tape Peel

   Tape Peel

heart stamped with script

heart stamped with script

I  started with a 12″ x 12″ burlap frame, and used gel medium (any brand) to apply a sheet of collage paper (found at Jo-Ann stores).  While the paper  as still a little damp I placed masking tape onto the paper and lifted it.  Some of the paper came off, giving it a beautiful torn effect.  I diluted some gold metallic paint and painted over the paper.  When it was dry,  I stenciled the words of the stencil onto the paper using black acrylic.  I outlined the words with a taupe color marker to make them pop.  I kept the stencil in place and stenciled the remaining designs with robin’s egg blue acrylic paint.  I created dots and circles (paint cap) with gold paint.  Lastly I stamped a rubber stamp with a script design onto the broken heart.  When you break it down in steps this canvas was really very easy to create.

Bella Crafts Connections Consumer Craft Retreat-Fusible Art Sheets

 

BellaCaftsConnections.com

BellaCaftsConnections.com

 

I would like to share the other class I will be teaching at Bella Crafts Connections Consumer Craft Retreat.   Fusible Art Sheets!  This is one of my favorite classes to teach.  Students are very surprised when they learn the technique for creating  a fragile piece of fusible paper.  Once created these sheets can be fused to almost anything,  including but not limited to  journals, scrapbook pages, canvas, and cards are just a few of things that will look beautiful with Art Sheets.    This class is so easy!  I hope to see you in class.

Bella Crafts Connections Consumer Craft Retreat

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 I just wanted to remind all of you that the early bird discount for the Bella Crafts Connections Consumer Craft Retreat August 1, 2015 is approaching quickly.  I have looked over the classes and I am blown away with the offerings.

Coffee Filter Art

Coffee Filter Art

Coffee Filter Art

 

Coffee Filter Art applied to a journal book

Coffee Filter Art applied to a journal

It was a good design day when I came up with the idea to use inexpensive coffee filters for my mixed media art.  I like that the filters are paper and can be painted, stamped, and stenciled upon and  when applied to a surface, such as a journal, it will show what is underneath.   Each will be different and unique to each student as they put their own aesthetic into the mix.  A few other techniques will be saved for those of you that take my class!  You can also apply them onto a canvas or use them for decoupage.   The possibilities are endless on how you can create and use them.    I will have on hand my stencils from my TCW stencil line for students to use.  Check back tomorrow and I will post about Fragile Fusion!

CHA Mega Show 2015- The Crafter’s Workshop New Releases

With Jaime Echt owner of The Crafter's Workshop

With Jaime Echt, owner of The Crafter’s Workshop

So many great and exciting things happened at the 2015 CHA mega show.  I released 20 new stencil designs with The Crafter’s Workshop.  For the first time I designed smaller, 4″ stencils that I call Rebekah’s Remnants.

It is always a pleasure working with Jaime Echt  from The Crafters Workshop!  They will be available here, here, and here.   Here are my models with the  stencil designs.  Please take a look and let me know what you would create with them!