Last night on ustream I had fun creating a fabric vase.
Julie Fei-Fan Balzer posted a fabric vase she created with the new fabric elements line (by Rebekha Meier available in the states) and I was totally inspired.
I had a fabric vase project in my sketch book and that post gave me just the right kick in the pants to get moving on it! In my sketchbook I planned on doing a vase with KRAFT-TEX paper fabric. Yes, paper fabric! It's the same material that the old Wrangler logos were made from -- you know .. the ones attached to their jeans. So yes, it's machine wash and dry-able. VERY COOL stuff. Almost leather-like after it's been wet.
Anyway, Julie's fabric vase got me to get out the Kraft-tex and the pattern I had stashed away from Mark Montano's Big Ass Book of Crafts 2. I made a little modification to it (rounded the edges a bit) but, that's where it's from. To create last night's project... I also used the Brother ScanNCut... By Scanning the image into the machine, I have it for future projects ... AND I don't have to cut each side out individually. PERFECT!!
Once all my pieces were cut out, I logged onto USTREAM and GELLI PRINTED the Kraft-Tex with my 8x10 and 4" round plates, created some doodles and stamped a script and solid floral stamp all over the fabric with Jet Black Archival Ink.. Then sewed it up with my Brother 85e Sewing Machine. TaDA!
In case you were wondering how to use a fabric, or even a paper vase with fresh flowers, Here's the secret... hide a small dollar store vase inside! Easy Peasy and much prettier!
I had so much fun with this... I think it would make a wonderful class... so stay tuned for more info!
Hope you're having a creative day!!