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Monday, March 17, 2014

Fabric Applique' Art

"The following review is part of the Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores® National Craft Month campaign. I received compensation for this review, but all ideas and opinions are 100% my own."


I recently decided to redo our guest bathroom to make it more for the girl's and less for guests since we rarely have guests and well, the girls use it all the time now. 

I was able to sneak away one evening to do some shopping at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store for some supplies for an art project for the bathroom. Jo-Ann makes spring crafting easy during National Craft Month with a $5 off $25 or more purchase coupon and a spring crafting inspiration website.

After browsing the spring trends I decided to use some florals and geometric shapes in my project. 

Here is what I came up with. 
I created two separate canvases with fabric appliques' them.

Here is how I created them. 

Supplies:
-Canvases
-Fabric
-Paint
-Paint brush
-Stencils
-Mod Podge for Fabric
-Twine
-Rotary Cutter


Start by painting the canvases. 
I painted mine a sky blue with different shades.

I then used a stencil to add some geometric shapes to the canvases. 
I used paint just a few shades lighter for the stencil so you could see it but it wouldn't be the focus on the canvas. 

I then used my Silhouette machine to cut out a kite and the balloon and basket of a hot air balloon. 
I cut them out of paper first to make sure I liked the size of them so I didn't mess up any of my fabric.

You could cut the fabric out on the Silhouette machine as well but I decided to just cut them by hand.
I placed my paper kite on my fabric and used my rotary cutter and hard ruler to cut out the kite.

I even used my rotary cutter to cut the balloon out. 
I just placed the balloon on the fabric and held it down with my hand and cut around the balloon.

I started with the kite canvases.
I began by dry fitting where I wanted the kite and twine for the kite's string.
I removed the kite and glued down the twine where I wanted it on the canvas.

Next, I took out my Fabric Mod Podge and coated the back of the kite fabric.

I placed the kite onto the canvas and smoothed it out with my fingers.
Let dry completely.

Since I was making my kite art a diptic, I placed my second canvas under the top one and placed the twine how I wanted it and glued it down.

I then cut out little bows out of the fabric and used the Mod Podge to glue them down.

I made a few and scattered them onto the string. 
You could also tie bows around the twine before gluing it down so they would have some dimension.


Now onto the hot air balloon.

After cutting out the balloon, I glued it down to the large canvas with the Mod Podge.

I cut the basket out of some laminated burlap and glued that down as well. 

I wanted to add some accents to the balloon so I took the fabric from the kite and cut out some of it to fit the very top of the balloon. I used the Mod Podge to glue down.

I glued some twine on the basket to show where the inside of the basket would be. 
And then glued twine from the balloon down to the basket as the connecting wires. 

I wanted just a few more details on the balloon so I cut out some twine and little kite shapes out of fabric to create bunting.

I just glued the fabric around the twine to make the bunting flags.

I glued a small bunting banner onto the basket.

And then a larger bunting banner onto the balloon itself.

And they are complete! 
I hung the kite canvases next to the door between the door and the bath tub.

And then I hung the hot air balloon above the towel rack and you can see it right when you walk in the door. 

I am thrilled with how they came out!



Be sure to go shop at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores this spring and use the $5 off coupon so you can create your own project using some this year's Springs Trends




allison

1 comment:

  1. Another wonderful project!!!! I love your AWESOME tutorials!!!!

    I'm sure they look wonderful in the 'girls' bathroom. :)

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