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Saturday, March 6, 2010

Fabric Paper Instructions

Black patterned fabric with white background.
Red fabric with flower pattern.

I love trying new techniques and that is what this was. The reflective spots are a rather foil like wrapping paper. The rest are simple wrapping papers.

1. I started with a piece of light colored fabric (though one is done on patterned fabric) painting 50% water diluted glue on the surface (be sure you do this on plastic to protect your surface).

2. Then place your torn pieces of wrapping paper painting more glue on top.

3. Lastly lay down tissue paper (I used white here)painting glue over the top of that to finish it off.

Optional variations can include sprinkling glitter, using paper doilies, sprinkling very small/flat flower petals or seeds, etc. All this done before you put the final later of tissue down. You can sew on it after it is all dry. I even punched holes in mine with no problem. Remember, the more you dilute the glue, the softer the fabric/paper so experiment with the ratio. If you try it let me know. I have already cut it up and used it for cards, tags and journaling surface. Let me know what you do with it. I'd love to hear. Have fun, Coleen


Jan said...

I haven't seen this technique but it looks pretty cool!

Rebecca Ednie said...

wow, this is really interesting! I can see this covering the front and back of a handmade journal. Rebecca Ednie/thebragal Swap-Bot

Yoshi said...

This looks like a really fun project. I can't wait to try it out.

Yoshi (libertunity from Swapbot)

candyn said...

This is so cool! Beautiful! Thank you for sharing this, I am definitely going to try it out. candyn/swapbot

shafarina said...

Thanks for this tutorial Coleen.

Coleen said...

Great idea, Rebecca. I can too.

Coleen said...

Better try it Jan, you'll love the possibilities.

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