Thank you for visiting artful embellishments. This is the third year for this blog and I am so happy to keep publishing. I started in 2011 and began with a quilt of the week, this lead to the leaf of the week for my newly designed paper tree that is located on the wall of my garage in 2012.......2013 is going to bring a lot of excitement and positive change. As a personal challenge for 2013, I plan on designing a artist trading card each week to be featured on the blog.
With so many interests, there will be quilting, art quilting, leaves (and more leaves), as well as experiments in thermofax screen printing, fabric dying, and tons of DIY recycle projects. I may even enter that altered fashion scene. To a happy and healthy 2013, may we all find happiness in those things we create....thank you for stoping by artful embellishments.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Fabric Paper

Previously I had posted some fabric paper that I had made using Beryl Taylors method. I had purchased the book Stitch Alchemy by Kelli Perkins. I opened the book for the first time and found a world of tips for making this great mixed media substrate. It works off of Beryl Taylors original method of fabric, paper and glue. Added to this is a book of wonderful methods to color your paper and to embellish.

This paper was done in a purple motif. I had gathered many scraps of paper, fabric, and even an old bag from a store with purple writing. Taking a piece of muslin I covered it with the glue mixture. I then placed papers, ephemera, and fabric scraps. I then layered it with another coat of glue mixture. Finally, I used glitter, shimmer mist, and alcohol inks to color the overall ensemble. Voila, purple fabric paper, perfect for the "signature color" reader challenge in Quiting Arts. Now, I am off to design a quilt with my original, hand made fabric paper.

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