Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Embellished 'Silk Scraps' Journal Cover- Part 1 of 3

Sorting scraps of silk fabric...

 
...and placing them on the resist.

 
A blob of red reminds me 'which' side is 'which'! :)



Midway through felting (back side)... 


...and front. 
 
The finished and dried cover.

 
Trimming a nice oval in the felt for easy book insertion.

 
The back side of the finished journal cover.

 
This is (finally) the last of my 'summer journal covers'!

For this one, I used small scraps of dyed silk fabric...

...and worked inside-out.

After covering the scraps with layers of blue roving...

...I felted the cover in the usual fashion...

...turning it right-side out and trimming it, to finish the process.

Next time: the embellishment begins!! :)

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6 comments:

Rachel said...

This style of cover must be much sturdier than the ones with stitched flaps. Must give it a go!

Heather Woollove said...

Rachel--Yes...try it and let me know how it goes! :)

Алевтина said...

Heather, a good base for something wonderful. I'm sure it will be perfect to add some embroidery or decor it somehow (buttons, sharms, etc)to give it a final look. And I'm very curious what you will do :)

Kelly said...

I never get tired of watching the magic that seems to occur when mixing silk and wool! Another beautiful cover my friend. :)

Karen said...

I love it, the silk looks fantastic doesnt it. I've just made another one to with silk and it actually fits the book, yeahhh xoxo

Heather Woollove said...

Alevtina--Thank-you! I'm not usually one for much embellishment, but I kind of 'went wild' on this one! :)
Kelly--Thank-you! Yes--silk and wool were made for each other! :)
Karen--Awesome!! I'm always pleased when mine shrink to fit, too! XO-