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Topic: Fabric Art Journal Pages Swap - Round 2 Send Out Feb 12, 2014  (Read 16125 times)
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« Reply #70 on: January 21, 2014 07:47:19 AM »

Sorry I haven't been present for the past week. Hi, cmarion! I haven't had time to do much stalking or anything, but I've already got some good ideas floating around in my head.

One of the problems Huh with fabric journal pages is that there are so many different ways to start, and then so infinitely many ways to proceed. It's a bit overwhelming!

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I love the "ideas floating around in my head" stage. I think that is what really keeps me going. When I don't have a project to design my head is just full on fluff. But when I am planning...my head is full of crafting fluff...much more fun. I do most of my designing in my head, only using sketches when I need to block out actual sizes as my head seems to think everything will always fit. Then when making a piece, I ignore most of this pre-planning and just go for it. Crazy process, but all that thinking gives me a great platform to build on.

So I am sorting through fabric right now, hoping I have what I need, and raiding old clothes for additional colors and textures. May have to do a bit of dying or fabric painting as well....fun times.
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« Reply #71 on: January 21, 2014 12:02:03 PM »

I think I'm finished,it is very simple but it feels right so now I just need some advice about the back of the page,do I leave it as is or add a backing piece? I've put interfacing on the back already but don't know if I'm supposed to cover it up  Huh

You can leave it. Or check with your partner Abeeroad, right? to see how she plans to incorporate it. I am putting my pieces on top of other fabric so the backs can be messy. But Abberoad may have a different method.

I can't help myself either and I ususally add a peice of felt because I am a messy sewist sometimes - all over the map - so I like to cover it up.
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« Reply #72 on: January 21, 2014 12:42:40 PM »

Sent!   Smiley
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« Reply #73 on: January 22, 2014 06:23:15 AM »

I think I'm finished,it is very simple but it feels right so now I just need some advice about the back of the page,do I leave it as is or add a backing piece? I've put interfacing on the back already but don't know if I'm supposed to cover it up  Huh

You can leave it! I'm planning on quilting my pages in, so it will go on another piece of fabric anyway. No worries if the page isn't quiltable, I'll work with what I have! Can't wait to see what you made!
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« Reply #74 on: January 22, 2014 06:29:04 AM »

oh--thanks for that info, Abbeeroad!  I tend to want to finish the backs as well...I am messy!  I'll leave your pages "unfinished"...gulp!
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« Reply #75 on: January 22, 2014 06:31:37 AM »

lol...I did finish my back for Smmarrt. But it's just plain, so if she covers it up, it's cool.

Maybe a plain back would help ease the messy anxiety? Wink
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« Reply #76 on: January 22, 2014 06:42:10 AM »

I like the plain backs and am going to use them for my pages...I like using them to write or doodle on... Grin
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« Reply #77 on: January 22, 2014 06:48:32 AM »

All the talk of a messy back reminds me of my mother's experience with a sewing contest in the late 50's. She is a beautiful seamstress and was slim and beautiful herself then. (Still beautiful, not so slim). She entered a dress and was clearly one of the best in the contest. But lost due to the "messy" inside. She had not finished the seams in the proper way and so lost out on first prize. And the judges told her this! The winning dress was drab, baggy but had finished seams inside. I think she still rankles at that to this day.

So I say, let the knots and snarls and mess show! Both sides are needed to create a beautiful work. Or tack a muslin back over the mess....who's to know.
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« Reply #78 on: January 22, 2014 07:03:00 AM »

I think it is probably quilt-able but I might have to add a plain backing  Roll Eyes we'll see ...
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« Reply #79 on: January 22, 2014 02:45:44 PM »

I think I've narrowed my fabric choices down, this weekend the sewing and ___________ and ________ begin!
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