Sunday, July 29, 2012

Playing with Paper

Let me start by saying that I like this technique a lot.  A couple of years ago my daughter and I made paper fabric valentines and had a lot of fun with the stitchable paper/fabric.

So I took some muslin and dipped it in the glue/water solution per Rosalita's instructions.  It finished with a pleasantly textured result.  I also did some cheesecloth and added some paint to the solution -- I'll talk about that in a future post.  Then I took some of my precious Godiva tissue paper and did the diluted glue dip.  It was kind of boring like that, so I added a couple of pieces of paper towels that I had used for clean up on a previous project.

The whole thing started to remind me of the ground after a hard rainstorm in late fall (except for the color), so I added a few maple pods for a resist.


I sprayed the whole thing with walnut antiquing spray and let it dry in the sun.


Now I have this textured piece of stiffish fabric.  I was planning to layer it with batting and a backing of some kind, then stitching all over it.  Then maybe some paint?  And I was wondering if getting out the burning tool and applying it to the edges might make an interesting finish...

3 comments:

  1. Ooooo, you have some great ideas for this piece. I'm anxious to see what you do with it.

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  2. We love to set things on fire. Singe away!!!

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  3. I have really liked this step by step process, I posted about my project on my blog http://amysetcetera.blogspot.com/2012/07/muslin-tissue-cheesecloth.html I tried several variations, with colored tissue paper, and acrylic paints. I'm still working on the finishing touches of my main piece. Thanks for the inspiration.

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