It's All In the Hair: A Fabric Art Journal Layout

It’s All In the Hair

While looking at the stamped image on my journal page, I was reminded of Hair. This Asian girl has fabulous, silky spiked hair. My hair is anything but fabulous. When that humidity hits, my hair looks like someone held a balloon to my head and rubbed all the ‘fly-aways.’ By ‘fly-aways I mean those short, 1 inch pieces that won’t stay down despite using every hair product available with the exception of Krazy Glue. I know it is probably a girl- thing or maybe just a me- thing but I sit in church and look at the backs of peoples heads and wonder how their hair looks so smooth and frizz-less at 9:30 on a Sunday morning in the heat of summer.
To be honest, I am lazy when it comes to hair care. I hate wasting precious time on  hair. I would rather be reading, crafting or eating…none of which I can do while washing, blow drying or curling my hair. And to top it off I wash my hair only twice a week! I have considered trying the ‘No Poo’ method to limit my chemicals use and to save time and money. Have any of you every tried this?
What is your hair-care routine?

Creating the Journal Page

This layout is part of my new Fabric Art Journal entitled, “Asiatic Dynasty” featuring Lynne Perrella’s Asian stamp collection from PaperArtsy.  You can see the cover, my first layout and read about the inspiration behind the project HERE. You can view my second layout HERE.
In the previous posts I talk a little more about how I made the pages but for the basics I used Kraft paper as my base. I then added my gesso, paints, stenciling, embellishments and stamping. Lastly, my page was stitched onto a fabric page and added to my fabric Journal.
Fun and easy! Have you ever attempted a fabric book/Journal? I would love to see it. Leave a link in the comments so I can check it out!
Kate
 

Challenges Entered:

13 Arts: Abstract Art

The Artistic Stamper: August Anything Goes

Creative Artiste: Anything Goes #29

Altered Eclectics: Anything Goes



21 thoughts on “It's All In the Hair: A Fabric Art Journal Layout”

  • Wow, I have never seen a fabric art journal before and the one you created is amazing 😁. I love all the texture, vibrant colours, stitching and 3D elements – stunning! I think if we had the heat you do my hair would be frizzy too as I use straighteners to style mine … lol 😉. Enjoy your week! J 😊

  • I love your wonderful fabric journal – so beautiful !This pages are amazing again!
    I have no problems with my hair – I just have a short cut and very straight hair without any curls in it. But my hair stands in all directions every morning- yo funny — but just a bit of water on it and it lays flat again. I just use babyshampoo once a week. If the hair seems to look greasy in between I take a terry towel and rub off my hair – then it looks quite fresh again.
    I didn’t make a fabric journal yet – but it is on my agenda. Did you sew it by yourself or did you buy it ? I found several tutorials on YT for sewing fabric journals but they didn’t make me happy – sooo much work.
    oxo Susi

  • These are again wonderful pages! The girls image really pops and I love how you did the background with that lovely structure and subtle shine.
    I am lucky to have very easy and thick hair, but when it’s hot and humid my hair goes very flat which I hate. I wash it three times a week with a shampoo based on natural ingredients with no parabenes. I have read the article on the method, it looks like it could work!

  • My dear Kate, what a delight it was to pop in for a visit and oh, what beautiful creations you make! I so enjoyed looking around….you are quite talented. I made sure to sign up for your posts to arrive in my inbox so that I don’t miss anything 🙂
    I wanted to thank you for visiting my blog the other day. Your comments were truly a joy to read and what fun to “meet” a fellow tea lover.
    Have a wonderful week! Hugs! Stephanie-The Enchanting Rose

  • This is so “abstract” !!! I love everything on this creation . Thank you so much for joining the 13Arts challenge!

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