Friday, September 26, 2008

Fabric Paper

This is some of the fabric paper I am making. I start with attaching wax paper or freezer paper to a piece of cardboard with painters tape. Then a piece of muslin is attached with tape to the piece of card board. This makes it easier to apply the glue and to move around. After you have done this get the cheapest white glue you can find. A sponge brush and some images, paper scraps, tissue paper, fabric scraps, etc.. Basically all your leftovers you can't bear to throw out.

You are now going to act fast with out thinking a whole lot. Apply glue to muslin then start adhering paper scraps and fabric scraps. Add another layer of glue over this, then lay down some tissue paper. I love dress pattern tissue so I used that, but there is all sorts of tissue, colored and patterned that work perfectly.

This technique can be used with fabric and just colored tissue paper to make incredible backgrounds. You can make several layers of paper scraps and fabric scraps. It is up to you. You can also paint in between layers if you want. Be sure to coat your top layer with glue and let dry. You can cut the fabric paper up and make books, card fronts, ATC's, or backgrounds for other projects.


Mary S Hunt said...

thanks for sharing

barbara burkard said...

JUST BEAUTIFUL!!! and as for the "scraps that i can't bear to throw" that would be one heck of a HUGE piece of fabric paper!!! lol

hugz and hope the foot is recuperating!!!

Diane said...

This is absolutely amazing, ELizabeth. The close up picture is absolutely gorgeous! I love this whole idea!

Glo said...

LOVE the fabric paper technique. Can't wait to try it out. Thanks for sharing. Hope your foot is feeling better. Glo

A.S.K.-P. said...

I CANNOT WAIT to see what you create with this.