For round 3 of the One Crafty Contest at One Artsy Mama, we had to use fabric?!
For those of you who know me well....you know I don't sew.
I was a little stumped for a bit....
but then it came to me...
Did you know that you can print fabric with your home printer?? I didn't know if it would work, but I am so happy that I tried it....I now have close to 100 ideas of what to do next!
To make one of these, this is what you will need
Fabric, Composition Notebook, Heat-n-Bond, Iron, and Scissors
First, spend some time looking at clip art that you want on your cover. The Graphics Fairy has a ton of vintage goodness to choose from..so that's a great place to start.
Once you have an image that you like, you can use PicMonkey to add text and move things around where you like them
Next cut your fabric and Heat-n-bond down to fit inside your printer. Follow the directions for the Heat-n-Bond, and iron it onto the fabric.
Put the fabric, Heat-n-Bond side up into your printer and print
After you have printed your fabric, remove the backing and place it nice and neat to the binding edge. The fabric can over hang around the notebook's edges, they will be easy to trim once you have it ironed into place
Trim away any excess fabric
To add the twine around the cover, I used a single hole punch about one inch down at the top and bottom of the notebook
And then....it was all about the details...
I painted the binding with Gold Metallic acrylic craft paint...
I added beads, charms and handstamped metal....
So...what do you think?
What would your notebook say?