Sarah here with you today on the blog, and I have a fun photo album project for you today using lots of lovely Colourcraft products.
For my project I used fabric paints for the very first time and if I am being honest, I have had them for over a year and was terrified to use them :) ... however, after using them on this project, I am hooked, they are absolutely fabulous to work with and you can expect more fabric and fabric paint related projects in the coming year!
This blog post is going to be a long one with lots of pictures along the way, so grab a cuppa and enjoy ...
I picked a cotton blend fabric and some matt board (same stuff they use to frame pictures) I like to use this when I make books, it is sturdy and great to work with. The finished book is 5" x 5"
Remember the Kozo paper from my last blog post, I decided to use up the piece I had left which was just the right size for the inside covers for this book.
I then picked out a couple of colours of fabric paint, sponge daubers and my curliecue stencil girl stencil from the blog hop last year, I love this stencil so much it is so pretty..
I saturated the kozo paper with water and sprinkled two colours of Brusho over the top and allowed to soak into the paper, I also spritzed with water to help spread the crystal colours
I hung my kozo out to dry in the sun
Time to stencil my book covers, I applied a small amount of fabric paint to my sponge dauber and pounced on my mat to work into the sponge, then gently applied through the stencil in a circular motion to build up the colour without pressing down hard, as this would cause the paint to bleed under the stencil.
Carefully lift off the stencil and there you have a lovely fabric painted front cover! .. I allowed my fabric to dry naturally, but if you are short of time a heat tool would be just as good to dry your paint, which doesn't take long.
Once both your book cover and kozo paper are dry it is time to assemble the book
I applied some collal fabric glue to fix my kozo paper (inside cover) to my main book page
I used my We R Memory Keepers Cinch binding machine to form my photo album, and I used kraft cardstock for my inside book pages these were cut to 4.75" x 4.75"
Time to embellish the front of the book, I wanted to keep it simple so as not to detract from the lovely pattern of the stencil and the blending of the fabric paints, so picked some lovely pink buttons and attached to the edge of the book.
I hope you enjoyed todays project and have a lovely weekend.. I shall see you in a couple of weeks time with another fun project for Colourcraft :)