Spritz and Stitch by Tracey Fairgrieve


Hello Everyone

Today I would like to share a couple of pages from my
A5 That's Crafty Mixed Media Journal.

I had so much fun playing with this kit these two pages show how vibrant the 
flat matte sprays are and just how much they react on calico.

Onto pre-washed Calico I sprayed each flat matte spray, you can see how those colours blend. 
Using water I spritzed into the colour letting them drip down the calico.

Adding machine stitches I then glued the decorated calico onto one of the greyboard 
pages within the kit. 3D gloss gel medium was pushed through Lynne's Affirmations 
stencil 4 and the words highlighted with white pen when dry. 
Glass beads and a trickle of 3D gloss gel medium replicates those raindrops.

On the reverse side of the left over calico those matte sprays make an appearance.
This piece I used to mark out stitches tracing through the Stitches Stencil with a pen.
This gave perfect markings for me to follow and hand stitch blanket, cross and 
running stitch in bright coloured thread.
I also traced through Lynne's Affirmations stencil 2 with a pen and had 
planned to embroider that too but sadly ran out of time.

Glued onto another greyboard page, strips of coloured rice paper have been applied 
to the fabric using 3D gloss gel. The looped thread I also glued down, 
left over from the hand stitching it seemed to belong there.

Frayed around the edges with a doodled thoughts these journal pages are complete.

A gentle reminder that there's still time to join in with the Stitch in Time
That's Crafty Blog Challenge over HERE.

I hope the stitching may give you a little inspiration.
Wishing you a creative week ahead.
Hugs Tracey xx

Crafty Supplies:

That's Crafty Flat Matte Spray
That's Crafty Stencil - Lynnes Affirmations 4
That's Crafty Stencil - Lynnes Affirmations 2
That's Crafty Stencil - Stitches
That's Crafty: 3D Gloss gel Medium
That's Crafty Multi Purpose Glue Pen
Black Pen/White Pen
Needle and Threads

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  1. Brilliant, so colourful and interesting as always.xx

    1. Thank you Annie, fabric is the perfect background to display the Flat Matt Sprays xx

  2. Tracey your pages, looks amazing together,- I totally love your stitching, and the colored ricepaper strips, together , and beautiful how you made the spray ran, and mix, so gorgeous.
    Could I ask you, which pen you are using to trace through the stencils, it looks so perfect, what you have done , lovely friend !! Sending you a big hug. xx

    1. Thank you Dorthe, the sprays mix beautifully together and still keep their vibrancy. Hope you got my message regarding the pen..? *Just a simple fine liner* xx

  3. Absolutely beautiful pages Tracey. So colourful and textured with the lovely stitching detail and the glued on rice paper gives a wonderful effect too.
    Fliss xx

    1. Thanks Fliss, I would have loved to have added a few more bits of interest to these but time ran away with me sadly xx

  4. Oh wow Tracey, your pages are stunning, the colours are fantastic and I just love the added stitching - I want to reach out and touch this, it must feel amazing! Hugs, Anne xx

    1. The beauty of raised stitching is how tactile it can be... Thank you Anne xx

  5. Lov, love, love this spread! It's awesome in it's colours and texture 😍

  6. Fabulous use of colour love your pages
    Amanda x

  7. Fabulous rainbow colours and stitching and it all looks great on the textured calico - very inspiring.
    Alison x

    1. So nice to think you have been inspired Alison Thank you so much xx

  8. What fabulous pages Tracey, the sprayed and stitched calico looks beautiful! xx

  9. Fabulous rainbow of colours - this has the WOW factor! xx

    1. The colours of the flat matt sprays were the inspiration behind this, they are the real rainbow xx

  10. My gosh I missed this! THIS IS SIMPLY AMAZING!


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