Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Fabric Paper! Who Knew?


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!

8 comments:

Karen L R said...

Way cool! I love the texture (and the not ripping part).

Beena said...

I hadn't heard of this process before. Looks and sounds great! Can't wait to see your end results!

Libby Fife said...

Great results so far. Reminds me of the paper that you can buy for scrapbooking. Maybe I can give this a go for my "Fun Fridays" time:)

Tea Time and Roses said...

Hello Judy!

Fabric paper, I had not heard of it but it sure is pretty! I cannot wait to see it when it is all dried and set. Happy creating my friend.:o)

Smiles...

Beverly

quiltcat said...

That looks like fun! what's funny is that lots of handmade papers incorporates bits of rag and fibers...and high quality paper includes lots of cotton fiber...so in a way you're turning commercial paper into handmade paper that's a lot closer to fabric!

sparkle jars said...

What a great idea. When I'm feeling better, I look forward to giving this a try.

Dawn said...

I'm following the same path as you with fabric paper. A recent guest blog at Subversive Stitchers gave great instructions and examples of projects made from fabric paper. Check out Laura K's at www.subversivestitch.blogspot.com

I like what you've created and can't wait to see the next step and the next and next.... My first attempt wasn't nearly so impressive. :)

I think this could be addicting!

Dawn
Subversive Stitchers: Women Armed with Needles

Rebag said...

I have never heard of this but WOW lots of ideas floating in my overbooked head now! I love your blog and cant wait to come see what you have created with this!.