Monday, February 26, 2007

Paper on Fabric

Oh, this was fun! I'm working on a paper quilt for the challenge from Cloth Paper Scissors and Quilting Arts and tried the technique listed in the challenge. It's from Beryl Taylor's book Mixed Media Explorations.

Take a piece of open-weave muslin and paint it all over with diluted PVA or white glue. I used mat medium. I diluted it too much and had to use glue directly onto the piece, smooshing it with my fingers.

Embed wrapping, images, text, etc., into the glue layer, leaving spaces in between. I used text from a book, enbelopes, artist papers, painted paper towels (of which I have quite a stash!). One artist paper bled green paint, which had a nice effect.

Apply another coat of diluted PVA or white glue over the top. Embed craft tissue into the glue layer. I added colored and printed tissue papers.

While the glue is still wet, paint on dyes using a sponge applicator. I used my fingers to spread a little Golden Transparent Red Iron Oxide around certain areas.

What I like about this technique is the textures by srunching up papers as they are added. The fabric becomes harden like canvas. I used some of this on the challenge piece, but intend to quilt this whole piece and use for something (journal cover?). The quilting will keep some of the raised edges from loosening up (or at least that's what I hope. I wasn't paying attention to colors on this, just exploring with the technique.


3 comments:

Nellie Bass Durand said...

ooooo.... what fun!

Anonymous said...

I was wondering where I would purchase an open weave muslin fabric. I checked with my local fabric shop and they only sold tightly woven muslin. I was looking for a 60/60 weave. Thanks for your help.

Anonymous said...

Sorry i forgot to add my email to that last post...it is kbecvar0523@comcast.net. Thanks