Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Guest Artist ~ Melody

Let's Welcome

Melody Schwartz

she is our Guest Artist

on Wednesday Women

This is

Melody's tutorial

Torn Fabric Background


art journal pages (I used watercolor paper)

thin cotton fabric

paper towel
flower stamps (I used Stamps by Judith)

dimensional tape

computer generated verse

Start with gesso coated pages.  Tear fabric into strips about 1” wide and then cut the strips into pieces slightly longer than the width of your page.  You need enough strips to cover your pages.  I used an old fabric that was too thin for quilting. 

Brush matte Mod Podge on page, lay a strip of fabric down and then brush another coat of Mod Podge over the fabric.  Repeat laying strips of fabric down without overlapping edges until page is covered with fabric.  Do not flatten the edges, as this will give you a great deal of fun texture.  Let dry. 

Brush a generous layer of gesso over the fabric and let dry. 


Spritz with several colors of ink sprays. Mist with water and blot with a paper towel. This will give a mottled look. Let dry. 

Stamp flowers on white card stock with black memento ink and color with copic markers. Cut out.

As I started to arrange the flowers, I realized that they looked like hollyhocks, so I decided to go with that.  I drew a stem with copic markers and attached the flowers with a double layer of dimensional tape. 

The verse is computer generated. 

Melody you can place the Guest Artist logo on your blog!

Thank you for being our Guest Artist!!

Melody (lacyquilter)


Stamped Impressions said...

Beautiful job Melody! Thanks for sharing and being our Guest Artist on Wednesday Women!

Unknown said...

beautiful Melody! love how you incorporated fabric into your art journal.

annette said...

Oh how wonderfully creative is this! I love it!

Anonymous said...

awesome piece. Brilliant idea and so beautiful. thanx for sharing...

Karen in Texas said...

Nice pages! I love that you used fabric and what a wonderful texture it gives on the page. Thanks for the tutorial.

Robyn said...

What wonderful texture the fabric makes! I will give this a try .. Thanks so much for sharing this tutorial..

Gail said...

What a cool idea! Love the texture. Thanks for sharing! Gail in Oklahoma

Starla said...

Love the texture!!

Holly M said...

This is absolutely beautiful. And a great way to use that odd fabric that hangs around waiting for a new life. Thanks!