"Art is my vehicle through life; may we share the ride together." Ron Wickersham

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Documented Life Project - Week 18

May Theme - Touchy Feely (Texture)
Week 18
Art Challenge: Fabric
Journal Prompt: The Fabric of Your Life

The new theme for May is texture, which I love to use in my projects!  This week's challenge was to use fabric. I ended up almost totally covering the pages with fabrics and laces of different textures. 

I stuck to a neutral color scheme and first glued on various neutral paper scraps, then colored the base pages with Walnut Stain and Antique Linen Distress Stains. This ended up being too dark so I also added some tan paint.

Then I started gluing on fabrics in different sizes: cheesecloth, burlap, printed cotton, upholstery fabric, wide printed Osnaburg ribbon, script-printed cotton, an open-weave fabric, several vintage and new laces and even some unravelled threads.  I wrote the title - Relationships weave the fabric of our lives - on canvas, sewed around the edges and fringed the fabric. This was mounted over the heavy upholstery fabric.

After all the colorful pages in this journal, this neutral palette was very soothing to work on!

One more spread to finish and then I will be able to start working on this week's pages.

1 comment:

Sue Kosec said...

Now THIS is my favorite ... love what you've done. Perfection.

Happy creating!