Faux mini quilt

Faux mini quilt

Faux mini quilt 650 488 Consie Sindet

I bought my first sewing machine this summer and I am so enjoying playing around with it! I got it mainly to sew on paper and canvas since I was loving all the elements I saw being added into art journals.

Faux mini quilt made from canvas, fabric markers, Inktense pencils and a sewing machine...quick and easy! • AtopSerenityHill.com #documentedlife #quilt #doodling #artjournalThe prompt for week 46 of the Documented Life Project was to incorporate fabric into your page, so I created a faux mini quilt that I glued directly into my Moleskine with Aleenes tacky glue.

Faux mini quilt made from canvas, fabric markers, Inktense pencils and a sewing machine...quick and easy! • AtopSerenityHill.com #documentedlife #quilt #doodling #artjournalI started with a piece of unprimed canvas and added some colorful squares and doodled flowers using Sharpie’s Stained fabric markers.

Faux mini quilt made from canvas, fabric markers, Inktense pencils and a sewing machine...quick and easy! • AtopSerenityHill.com #documentedlife #quilt #doodling #artjournalI then deepened the colors of the squares with Inktense pencils and a waterbrush.

Faux mini quilt made from canvas, fabric markers, Inktense pencils and a sewing machine...quick and easy! • AtopSerenityHill.com #documentedlife #quilt #doodling #artjournalI tried adding some white highlights but none of my paint markers or white pens worked the way I wanted on the canvas. The white brightened a few areas here and there but not enough to make a difference. I then ran the canvas through my sewing machine using one of the “fancy” stitches to divide up the squares.

Faux mini quilt made from canvas, fabric markers, Inktense pencils and a sewing machine...quick and easy! • AtopSerenityHill.com #documentedlife #quilt #doodling #artjournalThe final step before gluing the mini quilt into my journal was to sew three loose rows of straight stitches around the outside. This stitching not only gives the quilt a border but will stop the canvas from unraveling anymore. I left most of my end threads uncut to add to the raw quality of the canvas. Love it!!!

I have more canvas projects in the works that I hope to be able to sell in the near future…so stay tuned!

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5 comments
  • Caroline Pile November 19, 2014 at 6:49 am

    Love it! Great idea for doing this kind of thing to put behind old glass windows — from the ReStore!

    Love, MA

  • deb November 21, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    This is great Consie! Experimenting with new mediums is fun isn’t it?
    I have a sewing machine i have yet to dig out and try. This is great
    encouragement! Hugs! deb

  • Linda K November 21, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    this is fabulous!! That is a cool stitch you used too. My machine is over 20 yrs old and just getting me through. I’m actually hoping it stops working so I can get a new one with the free motion option and other cool stitches. Perhaps I’d sew more:) Happy PPF! Oh, great doodled flowers too.

  • Phoenix Peacock November 22, 2014 at 12:24 am

    What a fantastic mix of medias.

  • giggles November 23, 2014 at 10:00 am

    Gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing!!

    Hugs Giggles

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