I found a fabulous length of lacey vintage fabric at an estate sale this weekend which I think must have been used as a tablecloth. I snatched it up with my mind already planning things to do with it. So here are a few ideas for using vintage fabric in your art journal.
Sketch it in as much detail as you want.
Trace through it, follow all the shapes or just a few.
Print with it, using a gel plate.
Photocopy and add to your journal page.
Spray paint through it and use as a background.
Dip it in some ink and sew it into your journal.
Cut out a section and stitch it in, use matching thread or a contrast colour, hand sewing or using a sewing machine.
Add a piece of fabric as an extra ‘page’ by sewing it down the edge or the middle of an existing page.
I added this section of the fabric by sewing it into the existing page of my journal with the original ribbon which I used to bind the book. Now I have to decide what else to add to these pages?!
Do you use vintage fabrics? What do you do with them and where do you find them?
Happy Monday x