Know what I love? Playing with color + texture + mixing my mediums. So when I got an email asking if I’d like to blog about the Rebekah Meier mixed media line? Sure thing! I wasn’t sure what would be in the package I was sent – but I was excited to try something new and embrace a new adventure. Today I’ve got a second project post to share with you. If you missed the first one about 5 weeks ago + the YouTube video tutorial you can check that out HERE.
The products were developed by Rebekah Meier following the success of her books about Fabric Art Collage. There are 32 SKUS now on sale at Joann Fabric and Craft stores, and also a new book by Rebekah called “Techniques in Mixed Media” which shows step-by-step mixed media projects. The products include pre-cut substrates such as Wool Felt, Lutradur, Peltex, Batting, Waffle Muslin, Osnaburg, all in neutrals so that ANYTHING can be created. There is also tissue and stencils designed by Rebekah Meier as well.
This time around I was inspired by the canvas tags and one of the new stencil designs. The tags come six to a package, and they really take color mediums well! For my tag I:
- Used one of the fabric elements stencils with texture paste, then sprayed entire tag with blue mist.
- Once dry, added a strip of the design in white crackle paste, let that dry. This is how I got so many of the design so close! Love to layer!
- Once dry, I inked with brown then coated entire tag with matte finish gel medium to give it some stiffness and to lock all the color in.
- Archival ink design stamped on, check! Now it’s just play time! Stitch, add stickers, add fabric elements trim, and top a gift bag!
I threw a bit of Fabric Elements tissue inside my bag just for fun – love that! Speaking of love – I just love how this turned out, and how this tag takes color!! My tag looks super complicated and full of rich color but it really only took a few steps. You know I love when a project works out like this.
Fabric Elements Creative Challenge
Fabric Editions, Inc. wants to see how mixed-media artists can adopt and play within the new fabric substrates of the Fabric Elements product line. To kick off the product launch we are having a Creative Challenge using the Fabric Elements products. Each of the 20 finalists will receive a copy of Rebekah Meier’s book, “Techniques For Mixed Media”. The Grand Prize Winner will receive 1 of each the items in the Fabric Elements product line, plus a Fabi Sizzix cutter and 3 dies: Prize valued at $379.00 (no cash prizes). Click here for the full details on how to enter, and for more details on this line.
Thank you to Rebekah Meier for inviting me to play with these fabulous products!