I absolutely LOVE this project! I was inspired by a giclee from the Ballard Design catalog that was constructed with old book pages.
Now, I know old book pages are all the rage right now, but FABRIC always does it for me!
You can personalize to your own taste and decor so much easier!
I made this particular piece for my office/sewing room. The colors are fab and of course, the dress fits right in!
I promise you, it’s easier than it looks
Who wants one?
Art Canvas (mine is 24x30)
Fabrics of your choice
Scissors, pencil, tape, eraser
1. Begin by cutting a piece of freezer paper to the size of your canvas. You may have to tape two pieces together to achieve your size.
2. I used the Ballard picture as a starting off point. I loves the scalloped bottom edge so I went with that. NOTE: I am not an artist! I DO NOT DRAW! I used my ruler alot to get dimensions right. I used my eraser ALOT too, and after about a half hour, I liked the outcome. Make sure to draw on the dull side of the paper
3. Label all of your pieces that you will be cutting
4. Cut out each piece individually
5. After you’ve decided on a fabric combination, iron the fusible interfacing to the amount of fabric that you need
6. Flip the interfaced fabric over and iron on your pattern pieces to the fabric (the beauty of freezer paper)
7. Cut each piece out and peel the freezer paper off your fabric
8. After you have all the pieces cut and peeled, arrange them on the canvas you’ve painted. (no pics of me spraying the canvas cause I figure you can handle that one ;) Make sure to stand back and make sure your art is straight and balanced on the sides and edges
9. Starting with a middle piece, I chose the waistband, apply a healthy amount of mod podge to the back of the fabric. Put the piece exactly where you took it from
10. Continue with each piece. Here I have the waistband and bodice mod podged down, and am starting on the arms. For the skirt, I kept the pieces in place and just lifted up the top and bottom of each piece and mod podged down.
Your finished! Are you in love?
Now go make you one