Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Here Comes the Bride

I didn't post all of the goodies we got on our trip Saturday. One thing I got at the yard sale was this roll of, um, "wedding carpet"? I'm not sure what it is actually called. We spotted this roll of something that looked like interfacing, with a white-on-white swirly pattern. They told us it was used in a wedding, rolled out down the aisle for the bride to walk on. I guess when you think about it, how many times can one use something like that? Once everyone has walked on it, it then has footprints and some dirty spots on it. So the solution would be to sell it at a yard sale, to someone who has bottles of spray colors at home!

I could not wait to cut some off and try out some colors. I liked the results.

I liked it even better when I saturated it heavier and heavier, to get the dark color.

And I even liked the scrap paper below, where the colors bled through the carpety stuff onto the scrap paper.

And yes, if the color scheme looks familiar, I was using the same set of spray colors that I used a couple of years ago on this book (fabric cover; sprayed with diluted stamp pad reinkers).

This was a book I made after watching the Traci Bautista DVD. More of this book can be seen here.


gaye Medbury said...

Love the sprayed fabric, and I think this is one of my favorite books you ever made. You really out did yourself on this one. It just works.

gaye said...

I just looked at it again