Monday, May 26, 2014

inspiration monday

here's a great way to take a journal page and turn it into something new!
first,  look through your journals and find a simple design,
and then scan it into your computer.
(i changed my design to black and white for the transfer.)

then, following the directions on the package,
print your artwork onto a piece of sticky fabri-solvy by sulky.

now, just peel off the backing paper, and stick it onto a piece of fabric.
(here,  i've used a piece of cotton flour sack)

now choose your favorite stitches…..

and add all your favorite colors of thread and other fun stuff!

once you're done stitching, rinse the fabric in warm water
until the fabri-solvy dissolves.  let your fabric dry and iron it, if needed.
at this point, you can call it finished…..

or you can take it a step further and add some more color directly to the fabric!
here, i've used a watercolor crayon:  draw a small amount of color onto the
fabric and use a waterbrush, sparingly, to activate the color.  if you add too
much water, it will bleed out into the surrounding areas.
i added a bit of water to the color, and then i dried it immediately
with a heat gun to keep it from bleeding out.
continue adding as much color as you like…..

and reward yourself with a nice piece of chocolate
for taking a page from your journal, and turning it into
something that you can enjoy as a wall hanging or
maybe even sew it into a sweet little pillow!

to see a complete demonstration of the fabri-solvy, click here!

{supplies:  sulky sticky fabri-solvy,  cotton fabric,
assorted embroidery floss, orange seed beads, needle,
lyra aquacolor crayon, waterbrush}


happy memorial day to all my friends here in America!
we remember all those who have sacrificed to protect our freedoms!


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Carolynn Anctil said...

That's awesome!

Shelly said...

You are amazing!

Jeanette said...

Love it!! As always, your remarkable ingenuity and creativity reigns!!
Thanks again for getting my creative wheels turning!

gloria vivas said...'s beautiful!!!

Margaret said...

Too clever, as usual!!

Hugs, Margaret xx

Createology said...

Or give it as a lovely hostess many possibilities. Super fun inspiration dear. You have earned your chocolate!

Sarah Anderson said...

Fabulous! It's all beautiful but I particularly like the stem and leaf - the colour combo of the threads and the doodle effect of the stitching ...gorgeous

Yummers! said...

What a wonderful idea! Clever you! I love small embroidery projects that I can work on while watching a movie in the evening. How do you eat chocolate while stitching? hee,hee,hee.

Meghna Patel said...


lillalotta said...

So lovely to visit you again after all this time! I have lots to catch up on x

Anonymous said...

Swoon, Lori! Swoon!
Love seeing your creativity at work!


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Sue Marrazzo Fine Art said...

What a Beautiful work! The message is so cool, too!!!

Ali Manning said...

What a fantastic idea - my mind is racing with possibilities - a tote bag, pillow, an art quilt, a fabric journal cover....

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