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Tape Resist on Fabric and Other ‘Made-with-Love’ Creations

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Yet another edition of ‘Made with Love’ is here! Last month we had a record 95 entries! Kudos to all of you for making space for your ‘me time’; feeding your urge to create and linking up here.

Each creation that came in was truly a labour of love and passion. If you follow Mommy Labs on Facebook, you’d have noticed that all through May, I kept sharing one or the other entry so your creation would be seen by many.

And, now – the finale features!

At the end, have a look at my own ‘me time’ creation.

Featured entry #One: 

upcycled flowers fabric scraps tees
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I fell in love with these upycled fabric flowers the moment I saw. Besides the fact that these are so cheerful I can’t stop admiring that they are made by upcycling fabric scraps and old Tee Shirts. I love a green product every moment of my life! Check out the tutorial by the Sewing Loft Blog.

Featured Entry #Two:

polymer clay art painting sculpture

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There’s something about clay – in whatever form – which, when touched, moulded, shaped – gives you incomprehensible joy. No wonder this polymer clay sculpture art at Entertaining Monsters struck a chord at first sight! Gosh, I love this creation. Time now for me to figure out how can I make something like this. Check it out.

Featured Entry #Three:

handmade blankets baby upcycled

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These handmade baby blankets by Happy Hooligans inspire me to take to sewing again. I say again because I used to do some during my teen years. But, haven’t touched ever since. Sigh! Happy Hooligans make it look so easy with her step-by-step tutorial. These will make perfect gifts for a little one in your circle.

tape resist on fabric DIY renovate old furnishing

My ‘Made with Love’ Creation:

I’d initially set this up on Pari’s art table for her to play with. As you can see, I placed a white cotton fabric scrap (rectangular), painter’s tape – for the resist, and Crayola fabric markers.

But, Pari wasn’t interested.

And, I’d never ask her to do anything against her will.

So, instead, I decided to play.

All along, Pari sat at the table giving me ideas and doing her own thing. And, that ‘thing’ was pretty interesting, too! I cut out couple of strips from the tape and requested her to doodle on them for me. She was hooked. She went on to doodle on some 5-6 strips and enjoyed thoroughly.

Coming back to my art, I laid out the tape in criss-cross manner and then filled the spaces.

I’ve mentioned this before – zetangling or just doodling is so soothing! I’m completely engrossed and at peace when I’m doing such things. This is nothing less than meditation to me!

And, I love playing with colours. Good for those who stick to one colour, but, I’ve figured that if you’re doing art more as a means to seek some quiet, tranquil moments then go ahead and play with colours without fear. Don’t worry about colour combinations, whether they’ll look good with each other or not and such perfectionist thoughts.

upcycle old fabric scrap into art

Now was the time to remove the tape. I have to say – removing the tape off of fabric is a pleasing sensory experience – more fun than doing on paper. For on paper I worry that the tape might peel the surface and spoil the look. No such worries on fabric!

fabric tape resist and doodle art

I’m planning to make more such tape resist on fabric and stitch them on to old pillow covers. Even bed spreads! Or, on old bags.

upcycle an old bedsheet or pillow cover with fabric tape resist art

Whoa, now that I’m writing, I can foresee so many possibilities. Infact, I could use fabric paint instead of just markers.

Any other ideas for resist art on fabric?

As part of my ‘me time’, I also made a few other things:

Oh, and – did you notice – I revamped the blog banner! What do you think? Like or not?


Now, it’s your turn to show your ‘made with love’ creation.

Please link up two entries – NOT more than that. The creations can be anything as long as they’re made by YOU and in some way they celebrate the spirit of creating time for YOURSELF.

‘Made with Love’ is co-hosted by these creative bloggers from around the world. Yes, this link-up party is INTERNATIONAL in the true sense of the word. Which means, by linking up here, you get a chance to be seen across a wide range of audience.

Angelique Felix.com (Italy) – Upcycled cardboard-box creation

Colours Decor: (UAE) – Adorable nail art!

Rainy Day Mum (UK) – Lovely Under-water painting

Your own – Mommy Labs – New Delhi, India :-)

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  • Jen Fischer June 5, 2012, 9:14 pm

    Love the new banner and love letting moms show their stuff! So many great things that make me wish I was more talented!!

    • Rashmie June 8, 2012, 9:01 pm

      Thank you, Jen, for stopping by and for sharing your positive affirmation about the banner.
      You ARE so talented and creative, Jen. You really are!
      And, it’s your curious soul that makes you want to learn more and more… :-)

  • Patricia Torres June 5, 2012, 11:48 pm

    oh my.. thats super cute!!

    I also loved the tee shirt roses.. they were gorgeous.. and the family!! Infact there were so many entries that I liked… *sigh*.. and with 95 entries.. I simply couldnt decide.. *sigh*..

    Thanks Rashmie.. for thinking of me.. and having me on here.. :))

    • Rashmie June 8, 2012, 9:02 pm

      I’m so glad I collaborated with you, Patty :-)
      You’re such a creative mind and a lovely heart….

  • Ann June 6, 2012, 1:30 am

    Oh I love resist fabric art!!! Going to share this with my daughter! BTW, I love your new banner and tag line, Rashmie!

    • Rashmie June 8, 2012, 9:03 pm

      Ann – I agree, I’m crazy about resist art, too.
      So glad you like the new banner and the tagline. Coming from you – a super duper creative soul – means a lot to me!

  • Melissa @ The Chocolate Muffin Tree June 6, 2012, 10:57 pm

    Oh WOW Rashmie! Fabulous! Isn’t great when you can transfer these processes to wearable or fabric and use them in our every day lives?

    • Rashmie June 8, 2012, 9:05 pm

      You’re so right. It gives the utmost joy when you can convert the art into something wearable or something that can be be used day-to-day.
      Thank you for stopping by :-)

  • Kasey January 4, 2015, 3:55 am

    I do believe all of thhe concepts youu have presented tto your post.
    They are very convincing and will certainly work.
    Still, thee postss are too quick for newbies.
    Could you please lengthen them a bit from next time?
    Thanks for thhe post.