Sunday, June 15, 2008

Mixed Media Monday - Try Something New - Fabric Book







I must admit I was being a little self indulgent when I chose the theme of "try something new" for Mixed Media Monday this week, because I was dying to experiment with a fabric altered board book. It was such fun, and the way this one was done was great, just roughly measuring, tearing the fabric when possible etc. I did find it a little hard to be so loose, but I think I got there in the end. Unfortunately the scans aren't the best, because the book only just fitted into my scanner, and being so big and thick, it was difficult, but I'm sure you'll get an idea. It was great fun mixing and matching all the different pieces of fabric, and digging through my stash to find different things to embellish it with. Can't wait to start my second one now :-)

26 comments:

Kaz said...

WOW this is fantastic, and so inspiring. every page is fab. think I just made my mind up what course to do! :)

Gillian said...

Diane, this is absolutley stunning, love the variety of fabrics used, they just make the images pop, fab work:)

Willy said...

What a gorgeous board book, love it!

The Artist said...

This book is absolutely darling! Great work!!!

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow this is unbelievable.
Fantastic creation.
Love them.

herminesplace said...

Gorgeous booklet.

Femmy said...

wow, this is great!!!!

Audrey said...

Beautiful! i want to try this too!

sija said...

Fantastic book! Wonderful images and details

stampingbalou said...

Wow, this is absolutely fabulous and unique - amazing creation !

Anneke said...

every page is beautiful with great images and colors

Eva said...

Your book is a lovely book!

Diana Evans said...

what a great book! thanks for the great challenge Diane....

katrin said...

diane - this is simply GORGEOUS and STUNNING. so mutch variety of fabrics, elements and things to discover - really great work!!!

Charlie said...

OMG...this is beautiful. What a fun idea. I want to try this now. I think the images turned out fantastic. So many fun things to do with art... I love it.

Silvia said...

Wow, really fantastic, love your fabric-work.

Jean said...

Very lovely creation! You've inspired me to try a fabric book! I'm more of a paper girl but have lots of fabric....thanks!

Seona said...

Wow this is amazing - I love all of it. You have really inspired me to have a go at this soon!

Donna said...

Looks fabulous!

Minx said...

Wow, this is really unusual, never would of thought to use fabric on a board book :O)

Tina Hamilton said...

Diane, I LOVE your fabric book. It is wonderful and I hope to see you do more of them. They are so fun and I really enjoy the texture that fabric allows.

~*~Patty said...

Your fabric altered book is an absolute triumph! I just love playing with fabric too! I bet it's a real joy to turn the pages of your Lovely book! This was such a fun theme, thank you!

Debbie said...

Isn't it fun to try something new - this is beautiful work! Such great detail

Carla said...

Diane, this is a great book,very inspiring,love it!

hermaf said...

What a great idea, it's fantastic!

angelique said...

I love your book. I have bits of fabrick that I haven't figured out what to do with and this is a grat idea.