A couple of weeks ago I joined in with the Pay it Forward Art Project (blog post here). As the project is completely open to any form of art, I thought I'd have fun with leather on the gelli-plate again and make a pen roll.
Last week I managed to squeeze in a little time in between preparing for Easter and doing a heap of sewing to get out the gelli-plate and print the pen roll and the lining. I used my own design circle stencil to print the leather and then ghost-printed the cotton for the lining. Here are some close-ups.
Then zigzagged round the edge of the lining and added a strip of elastic to hold the pens.
Next I took out my handy leather sewing tool and added a strip of leather and a button for a closure.
All that was left was to adhere the lining to the leather. I went with the gluing method as folding in the leather to make a narrow hem was difficult because of the thickness.
And there you go! So Marji, it will be on its way to you this week :)