Sewing, stitches are one of my favourites, I just love adding them everywhere. At Vintage journey challenge #19 is “all sewn up”. I was inspired by the altered distressed look that Tim creates and of course by his layering of found or collected ephemeras. I journaled it this time in my altered book.
Tim has such a great prints on his tissue wraps, but he still doesn’t have a stitched print, so I thought I will create my own tissue wrap, even to distress it. So first I used a simple tissue paper that I coloured with bister and some Tattered angels Glimmer mist sprays.
Then I added some sewing with my machines, simple lines sort of an abstract look. I tried to image a stencil, or how would I draw that stitch lines:
Then I glued my “all sewn up” tissue wrap on my altered book spread. And I distressed it a bit further with brushed corduroy distress ink.
Then I was beginning to layer from Tim’s ephemeras my image, I even added some “real” pieces as embellishments.
Now I had buttons, doll, thread and even safety pins, what else can I miss:
Some push buttons of course and a tag, well a smaller one of course, I altered that also with brushed corduroy distress ink, I added the big letters from the ephemera chart and the small one from label letters, I used reinforcer to make my whole stronger and I pulled a piece of lace through that I coloured with distress stain spray.
My journaling is inside my tag, but it is personal, so this time I will keep it to myself. I really enjoyed creating this spread, all the vintage distressed look in my altered book, what more can I ask for?
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