Tuesday, September 11, 2012

More Faux Tie-dye and Journals

Sadly some sort of a computer glitch has caused all of the images in this post to disappear, and I am unable to correct the problem.  Sorry!
The other day I shared a fun little tutorial about faux tie-dying and I showed you some of the journals I made using my little 'masterpieces'.  Well, yesterday I got the Sharpies out again and I did some more tie-dye circles.  This time I tried using various two and three colour spirals and some other shape and design ideas.  As I suggested in the other post, I recommend that you just experiment and have fun.  I was quite surprised by some of the results.

 I again used some of the circles I made, along with my hand-dyed fabrics to make some more journals.  On this one I used a piece of green ribbon to create a line and then decided to add some thread sketching to turn the circle into a flower.
This journal has wide strips of hand-dyed cheese cloth woven loosely over a plain blue background.  I love how the cheese cloth allows you to see through to the other colour.  Three random tie-dye circles were stitched over top to add a bit more interest.
On this journal I used a piece of accent fabric that I created while doing some surface design (click here to see that post).  I used a couple of pieces of coordinating ribbon and then had fun with some free motion quilting using variegated thread.  I used narrow horizontal zigzag quilting along the right side of the journal cover and then switched to a much longer vertical zigzag to cover the rest of the journal cover, front and back.  I had planned to add a tie-dye circle somewhere on this journal, but once I had this much done I decided to leave it as it was.


20 comments:

  1. Love these! Some of them look like the centers of fruits to me. What do you do with all the journals? Or are you just making journal covers, and, if so, what do you do with all of them??

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    1. Thanks Jean. Some are being donated to a women's shelter, others will be gifts and the rest are being sold.

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  2. Wow! Who knew you could do that with Sharpies? Very lovely results, Linda. Thank you for sharing these!

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    1. Thanks Bonnie. Has you looking at those markers in a whole new light doesn't it.

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  3. The green journal is my favourite, although I do love the one directly above it as well. I really MUST try the Sharpie tie-dye!!! One of these days.......but now, back to the beading.........

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    1. Thanks Anne Marie. It is a fun little diversion. I'm thinking the little circles might be fun to embellish with beads...

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  4. Ooh! These are wonderful :) I love the colours and how you have sewn some of them in place, they are lovely!

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    1. Thanks Ruth. The variety of bright coloured Sharpies available is great.

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  5. Wow, you go to much length to make these journals! My favorite is the middle one - love the colors and the design:)

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    1. Thanks Emille. They're fun to make and I love that different people seem to have different favorites.

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    1. Thanks Patty. I'm glad you came by for a visit.

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  7. Love the project and will try it! It seems that there would be endless applications for the pretty circles. I hope you get your Ipad! ~Beth

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    1. Thanks Beth. Have fun with it. Like you say, there are so many fun things you could do with the tie-dyed circles.

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