I don't want you to think that all I can make are journal covers. Really, I do other things too! However, I was making a journal cover for my sister-in-law using my indigo dyed fabrics and I found I just wanted a little accent of colour and Terri's stencil was perfect for achieving that little bit more on the piece.
As I was auditioning possibilities I had lined up a collection of indigo strips and then woven in a couple more when I decided I wanted to bring in a little more of the green in that one over-dyed piece.I picked a piece of hand dyed green and Terri's stencil, and using a Micron pen I traced her design onto the fabric.
Cute right? But it still needed a bit of a pop of colour so I pulled out my Inktense pencils, dampened the fabric slightly and then just coloured in the shapes.
Once the Intense pencils dry, the pigment is permanent...the iron just helped to speed up the drying process.
I added hand dyed indigo yarn, machine couching it over the spots where the strips met.
The image below shows what it looked like after that step was competed (sorry about the funny colour...not sure how that happened).
And here's what the finished journal cover looks like, ready for a composition book to be slipped inside!
Make sure you stop back tomorrow! Maria will be back a project.