Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Rolodex Project - Day 1

I like the idea of challenging myself to create a piece of art every day for a month. The last time I did a self imposed daily challenge was in 2014. You can read about it here.

Starting today, I'm going to create a piece a day until March 31st. This time around I'm using my fabric scraps to make 3" x 5" pieces that will fit into an old Rolodex. This project is helping me to use up my fabric scraps, to practice hand stitching and to create a 3D sculpture using the old Rolodex

Organized fabric scraps

I cut up 31 pieces of Pellon 72F II 2-sided fusible as the support for each piece instead of using the actually card stock from the Rolodex, which I found to be too flimsy.

Rolodex and cut to size pellon

Today's artwork is made from scraps of rusted and hand dyed fabric. I hand stitched using Valdani's Rayon Varigated thread in Old Rose and Brown Vintage Hues.
                     
Day 1 - 3" x 5" artwork
I'm pretty happy with the way the small artwork holds itself up when attached to the Rolodex. One done and 30 to go!


Day 1 - Rolodex Project


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2 comments:

  1. Love this idea, Mia! Your first 3"x5" fabric "card" is very appealing.

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    1. Thanks, Linda! I hope I can keep it going.

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