Fabric as Inspiration Grace Mendez
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Fabric Inspiration

Fabric Inspiration Grace Mendez

Fabric inspiration for an art journal is an easy way to start a page.

Over the weekend, I went to the annual White Elephant sale put on by the Oakland Museum of California. I bought three pieces of late 60’s? early 70’s mod fabric. The scrap of fabric in the photo is from one of the fabrics I cut up when I got home.

The fabric is super bright. When I wear it, I may look like I am coming from a Laugh-In costume party.

I imagine the fabric must have been stored for at least 40 years. I wonder where it came from and why no one used it.

I didn’t try to copy the design exactly. It was a starting point.

  1. I squiggled some colors in my art journal using Sakura Koi Coloring Brush pens.
  2. Using a waterbrush, I wet the marker to turn it into a watercolor effect.
  3. My last steps were to add more lines once the page had dried. The lines I added are not found on the fabric. They were my addition to their design.

I love the Coloring Brush pens because you can use them to create a watercolor look or use them as regular markers.

If you want to make your own art journal from one sheet of paper read this post.