|My finished flower|
Several Design Team members provided videos for staining fabric and/or paper to create unique coloured embellishments. Melissa Phillips showed us how to use tea to stain cotton muslin and then use it for a a rustic looking flower. I decided to stain two pieces of fabric- one a plain cotton muslin and the other with a print fabric scrap that I had in my fabric scraps.
#1: Boiling the fabric in Tea
A close-up view of the fabrics with several tea bags and some loose tea.
Once I took the fabric out of the water, I realized the loose tea was NOT a
good idea. It took a bit of rinsing to get rid of all of those 'bits and pieces'!!
#3: Fabric Choices
Original fabric - on the left; tea-stained fabric - on the right.
The stained fabric really looks like the colour of a paper bag, so I'm going
to make a gift bag with this piece. I decided to use the printed fabric below
for my flower, and I think together they will make a nice set for gift giving.
The tea really changed the characteristics of the fabric. The 'white' print onthe original fabric now has a pinky/purple tint to it and is very noticeable.
#4: My "Melissa" Inspired Tag
Tag Details (PTI, unless noted)
Stamps - Peaceful Pinecones, To You From Me
Papers - Kraft. Pure Poppy
Dies - Beautiful Blooms #1, Heart-2-Heart #7, Lovely Layers, Tag Sale #4,
Limitless Layers: 2 1/2" Circles
Other Supplies - Aida Impression Plate, Adhesive cork; cotton muslin;
Close To My Heart: burlap ribbon; red/cream gingham; red button/embroidery floss
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