At His Kingdom Come we are hosting a year long devotional: Take Me Deeper, with weekly postings. Each month of the year has a theme and this month's theme is Transform.
I am a Moderator of the Textile group and I have decided that my textile response to this is to make a #12 size tag book using calico. Below is a photo (heavy) tutorial of how I made my tag.
I cut a tag out of card to use as a template. It's 10.5 inches by 4.125 inches.
Batik fabrics which don't fray so are ideal for this technique.
Using fabric with Bondaweb attached I cut out a caterpillar and a chrysalis. I used a butterfly stamp on paper and cut it out to see if it was the right size.
I stamped on the back of the Bondaweb on two different fabrics.
I cut the blue one out the full size of the stamp and the orange one smaller to fit inside. I ironed the caterpillar, chrysalis and butterfly onto the tag. It was my intention to do the same with the transform letters. However I could not get the backing to peel off so I used Gel Medium to glue it down.
I stamped the words using a small set of wooden letter stamps and Archival Ink.
I machined lines on the leaves with black thread and some zigzag lines on the caterpillar. At this point it would have been possible to add more machine or hand stitching.
Up until this point it was my intention to back the tag with some more calcio and fray the edges. But then I changed my mind. I trimmed the calico down and using doublesided tape folded the calico over to the back and stuck it down.
I cut a piece of Mixed Media paper the same size as the tag and using doublesided tape adhered it to the tag. I decided it would be better to have a paper backing in case I wanted to journal on the back.