Do you remember this picture? It was only a month or so ago; look how blue the sky was!
Using the humble apple as my inspiration, I made a few print blocks with lino and card and some stencils. I used them to make rubbings and prints on a selection of different fabrics - and then put them in my 'to do' pile.
(You can see the original blog post where I made the fabrics I have used below by clicking here).
Well, last week I took several of the bits and pieces and a pretty piece of hand-dyed fabric and turned them into a journal cover. I think it is a nice way to use up some of those experimental pieces of fabric.
I stitched them onto the background fabric and added aome free motion quilting, thread sketching and wrote directly onto the fabric with a permanent pen. I then held it all together with some long lines of simple hand stitching, to keep some of the loose bits from flapping about.
It is pretty random, but I think it turned out quite nicely in the end, and was a good way to use fabrics I created from my explorations.
Why not have a go at something similar? It was quick, easy and fun!
Here are a few other sketchbooks which I have made, also using up 'experiments'!
Thanks for looking.