Sunday, October 11, 2009

Classic Chair with a Twist!



I love this chair! There is nothing better than curling up in a big comfy chair. It has such a classic design and so many fun and creative possibilities. I'm so excited to be back again to share another project with you.


You will need - Chairs for You , a black ink pad, Copic Markers E31, E33, E35 and R02, a scrap piece of fabric (I used some from an upholstery sample swatch book), Flourishes Classic White paper, scrapbooking paper and ribbon. And of course some cute little pearls!

Stamp the chair onto Classic white paper and also onto your piece of fabric. When chosing fabric for your project keep in mind scale. You need to pick a pattern that is in proportion with the scale of the artwork or else it will look wrong. So look for smaller patterns. I loved not only the coral color of this fabric but also the vertical stripes. Very classic.

Color in the rest of the fabric. (Looks like orange in my photo, but its not really quite that orange but more of a pinkish coral color). Remember that the devil is in the details. Make sure that the color marker that you use matches as close as possible to
the fabric color. Always test your marker on a scrap piece of paper exactly the same as the paper that you are coloring on. I used E31 for the wood and R02 to color the areas of the chair - skirt and arms.


Start adding shading to your wood and to the skirt and the fabric arms of the chair. Use Copic Markers E 33 . I added the E33 to the R02 colored skirt for shading. Add E35 for more contrast in the wood tones. I didn't' do a lot of blending to the wood, since wood does show grain and I felt that it was important to show the marker pen lines.

Cut out the fabric, going around the edges of the chair pad and back. Using your R02 add some shading to the cushion. Also make sure to go around the entire edge of the piece of fabric using E31. Use a very fine black marker to fill in any lines that did not stamp dark enough on the fabric.

Stamp the little dog on a small piece of paper. Use E31, E33, E35 to color him in. Carefully cut him out and adhere him to the front of the chair using dimensional tape. He is so cute! Reminds me of Toto from the Wizard of OZ.

So not only do you have lots of gorgeous scrapbooking papers to chose from when you think about piecing art work together you also can start to think about all the things that you can cover using scrap pieces of fabric.

I hope that you will start thinking of all of the wonderful possibilities that you have .





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13 comments:

NancyK said...

This is a great tutorial! I never thought about using fabric - what a nice idea. And I love how you placed the little dog! Tghanks for sharing!

Elaine said...

brilliant and what a fabulous illustration of how to do it right!

Etha said...

OMG that is just SO cool! I love working with fabric on cards, what a super idea for the beautiful chair :)

Julie Koerber said...

This is just too fun for words Asela! I love how -- just goes to show -- a little of a good thing can go a long way! Way to use those swatches! :-)

Cindy Lawrence said...

This is sooo cute, Asela! Love the fabric on the chair!

Latisha said...

Asela that is so cool!! I'm going to have to give this technique a try~

Peggy said...

Great tutorial Asela!! This chair is one of my favorites from Flourishes!! Beautiful card!!

Alyssa B said...

This si great, really original

Jane Wetzel said...

wow..great idea ..love this!

momof5sons said...

Love it, love it love it! What adhesive did you use for the fabric and how did you stay the edges?

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

So cool! I never would of thought to stamp on fabric, this is adorable.

acreativeneed said...

Really beautiful!!
smiles,Deena

Renkata said...

So Great!!!!
I love it.
Thanks