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Vintage Page Designs: Fabric Bird Collage

May 10, 2012

Fabric Bird Collage

I'm just loving playing with fabric at the moment.  The base of this 6" x 6" collage is a piece of grunge board that I sewed a piece of tea-dyed ticking to.

Then, I just layered up things I love:

  • stamped, tea-dyed tag
  • piece of handmade paper
  • page from a vintage book
  • old postage stamp
  • scrap of an old vintage map
  • vintage buttons
The main focal image is a bird from an old book page (found in the Vintage Page Bird Kits) adorned with an old lens.  Everything was either sewn onto the fabric base or adhered with gel medium.  Here's some close-ups:

I'm linking to the following Brenda's Tuesday Treasures.

Happy Creating!


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At May 10, 2012 at 7:48 AM , Blogger Mary Ann Potter said...

This is so pretty, Ali! I love your layers. i don't use fabric backgrounds much --- now I know I need to usee them more! 8-)

At May 10, 2012 at 7:56 AM , Blogger 2amscrapper said...

I love the products you used for this delightful project!

At May 10, 2012 at 8:40 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I absolutely love this.
Tea dyed ticking is wonderful (I just used some navy ticking on a recent wall hanging - a teeny scrap)

At May 10, 2012 at 9:53 AM , Blogger Maria Ontiveros said...

Perfect color and print for this! I'm NOT a fabric person, but I do work with plaster (when the weather is warm and dry) and this idea would work great with that... thanks for the idea.

At May 10, 2012 at 9:54 AM , Blogger Terry said...

This is beautiful, Ali! Love how you used the fabrics and added the old lens to highlight the vintage bird is brilliant! Have fun!

At May 10, 2012 at 12:05 PM , Blogger Netty said...

totally stunning, x

At May 10, 2012 at 2:42 PM , Blogger Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful, Ali! Love the look of the stitching on the paper and those stripes are an awesome background!

At May 10, 2012 at 2:48 PM , Blogger trisha too said...

okay Ali, i am lovin' this one!


At May 10, 2012 at 3:04 PM , Blogger ...the yorkshire fox... said...

...this is just glorious, loVe the Ticking and all your so well put together elements...a fabby piece, loVe it...Mel :)

At May 13, 2012 at 2:51 AM , Blogger Sharon said...

Oh wow this is just stunning Ali!!

At May 13, 2012 at 8:45 AM , Blogger Sue said...

Just gorgeous...my kind of art...love it!

At May 13, 2012 at 10:30 AM , Blogger Brenda Brown said...

An exquisite collage Ali, the layers and textures are fabulous and the vintage lens and buttons adorn it beautifully. A great image too. I hope to be getting some lenses soon - I have a friend who is an optician and has moved premises, says he has some I can have, can't wait.
Hope you are having a good weekend and thanks for linking to my Tuesday Treasures.
hugs {brenda} xox

At May 13, 2012 at 11:47 AM , Blogger Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...


At May 13, 2012 at 11:48 AM , Blogger Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...


At May 14, 2012 at 6:59 AM , Blogger Dawn said...

I lovely treasure and I love the material ;0)

At May 17, 2012 at 5:23 AM , Blogger Electra said...

That ticking sets this off perfectly. I love this piece!


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