June 14, 2013

Mini "No-Sew" Wallet

Using duct tape today instead of needle and thread to create this fabric-lined wallet.

Finished size 2 1/2 x 3 3/4

To create the lining, a piece of muslin was covered with strips of duct tape.  A  3 3/4 x 6 1/2-inch rectangle was then trimmed from the taped material.

A 2 1/2-inch segment was folded up from the bottom and duct tape was used to secure the sides.  The remaining portion at the top (when folded down) will become the top flap.  The exterior was covered with book text and then painted with clear gesso.  Tip/Hint:  Blue painter's tape is helpful for temporarily protecting the exposed lining from becoming marred with ink during the project.

The wallet was then painted with a combination of Ranger Distress Paints and Dr. Ph. Martin's Hydrus Watercolors.  A number of flowers from Penny Black's "Floral Applique" were stamped on white cardstock in Onyx Black VersaFine and heat embossed with clear powder.  The colored and trimmed flowers were then applied to the wallet with Mod Podge.

Two coats of gloss varnish protect the piece as well as adding flexibility.

A view of the fabric interior after the blue painter's tape has been removed with the addition of a magnetic snap for a classy closure.

A close up of the layers showing the appliqued flowers floating over the colored book text with white polka dot accents.

Thank you for stopping by to visit.


Penny Black Stamps:  Floral Applique 40-238
Basic Grey: Magnetic Snap 
Copic Markers
Dr. Ph. Martin's Hydrus Watercolors
Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: Onyx Black VersaFine, Clear Embossing Powder
Ranger Distress Paints
Other: Duct Tape, Muslin, Mod Podge, Clear Gesso, Gloss Varnish, Blue Painter's Tape