Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Pay it Forward Art Project

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 :)


  1. Wow, it looks amazing Tracy!

  2. A stunning idea :)

    Love Chrissie x

  3. That's wonderful! Couldn't begin to do something like that!

  4. I really love this!!! So awesome watching it come together!!! Thanks for sharing.

  5. I have one of these and use it everyday. It is most useful

  6. It arrived safely and I am thrilled with it!! I'm such a lucky girl :) Thank you, thank you - M.x


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