Thursday, August 11, 2011

Art Journal covers

a couple of months ago, i was lucky enough to get to work with another group of koori students, teaching something textile based. we dyed up silk scarves one week and then made a4 journal covers for their art journal. they could make their own design or copy mine.....some of them did really funky lettering and went to town with the stitching....

we used fabric that they had been practicing their tye dying on ...they ripped and then glue sticked to stiffened calico with some some random sewing.
i was really happy with how they turned out.......and i think they really enjoyed it...

these are my two class ones...










and heres a few photos of the students work.........





front....i showed them how to make fabric beads for the ribbon .....

back....





small a3 cover wip, believe it or not this was black dye but it came out this beautiful indigo color. i intend to free motion over it when i can find my foot :(
this was done with rubber bands....


and this with pebbles....






14 comments:

laurel said...

Awesome set of journal covers!

Wax Beach Artist said...

I love tie-dye and yours and your students fabric all came out so pretty! I can't wait to see it all stitched up.

Jenny said...

These are gorgeous Jen... they all did such a wonderful job... and so love the effect of the rubber bands and pebbles... adds such depth to the fabric...

Jenny x

shirley said...

Such a pretty combination of colours.
Looks like fun too.

Jensters said...

Oh wow Jen these look wonderful x

~*~Patty S said...

Gorgeous fabric dying and with such beautiful results

what a fun time you must have all had

that piece of indigo is splendid...can't wait to see it with more Jenxo special touches!

happy weekend dear one
oxo

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Oh the silk scarves look like a lot of Fun!! Love the results and your fabric beads look pretty cool too! :)
Jan x

Ro Bruhn said...

These are gorgeous, great colours and designs. Love the pebbles fabric.
Ro xx

Vicky said...

Hi Jen, these look fantastic, I've never tried the tie-dye b4, but it sure looks fun, & how interesting that you would use pebbles to get such an awesome effect :) I'm not going to Paperific, a bit too far for me, but have fun there, hopefully one of these days we'll actually meet LOL :)

Emma said...

These look great, love the rubberbands effect. Enjoyed the squares collage below, too. I've been meaning to look to my squares books for inspiration but i think time is running out!

Margaret said...

Stunning colours, great textures, I love this kind of work! Mx

Steph said...

Ohhh I so love these art journal covers, Jenxo!!! love playing with fabrics too and I've just been to this post and I love your work already!!! Thanks for visiting my blog. Yes It's always good to be back in Australia!! We're at Coff's Harbor...

Melinda Cornish said...

these are so nice...I love all of the colors. You mustve really had fun with this.

Melinda Cornish said...

these are so nice...I love all of the colors. You mustve really had fun with this.