Did you ever hear of fabric paper?
I first read about it in Terri Stegmiller's book, Creative Paper Quilts, and decided to give it a try. I actually followed directions by Fannie Narte which I found here.
The process starts with a piece of muslin which is coated with a mixture of white glue and water. Threads and pieces of fabric and colored tissue are pressed into the glue, then the muslin is covered with a sheet of white tissue which has been crumpled up and then spread out. The entire piece is then coated with more of the white glue mixture.
This is as far as I've come so far! My next step is to add some paint.
When these pieces are completed they can be stitched and embellished. I plan to use them as backgrounds for pictures. I like the texture that can be achieved, and this paper can be sewn without ripping!
Tomorrow I plan to sponge on some paint, then stitch it when it's dry.
I'll let you know what comes of it!