This Tea Bag Paper Book Cover is the second item in this series showing what to use tea bag paper for.
I started with a piece of paper and printed onto it with fabric ink, using a commercial roller.
The next stage is to bond this paper onto a backing of your choice. I have used Decovil light for this project. Once bonded I machine stitched into the fish shapes. I wanted to still give it that feeling of the fish swimming and the movement of the water so they are not solid shapes.
Continue to machine embroider into the fabric until you are satisfied you have covered your fabric adequately.
I then added a backing fabric which I bonded using bondaweb and stitched around it to hold it into place. the last thing before making making it into a book cover for a diary, is to seal it with a sealant of your choice. I have used Acrylic wax.