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Monday, 17 May 2010

My first Fabric Paper!

It's Monday, I hope you have had a lovely weekend too. Look how sunny it was yesterday (Sunday) when i took these photos. I made some fabric paper (FP) and it was so much fun! This is some cotton I got from a charity shop (you would usually use muslin) however cotton is fine I used a table cloth  but you can use an old blouse tea towel ( as long as it's a thin 100% cotton). I got some vintage sheet music riped it all up the covered in waterd PVA glue then added crumpled up tisue paper un-crumpled it then more PVA and let it dry.

Oh while the PVA was wet, I added some liquid acrylic (just a few drops) then brushed it all over,  on my 2nd piece I used a couple of colours of GM and brushed it together (you can use ink or paint wash) I wish I had more room I would of done more than two sheets, and I have already used it in a project! (see below). So if you like to get a wee bit messy and would like to try something new, why not make some FP.

What do you think? It's been a while since I made a card. I am going to use this for some challenges I think you can guess the 1st one ;0) this will be my 3rd entry (as long as each entry is different eg. card, ATC, LO etc you can enter as many times as you like) 10 cards would only be one entry though. Yep  it's for Sir Stampalot you know I want that prize. A darling Tim Holts goodie bag (fingers crossed) The theme is 'Blossoms & Butterfly's. Next it's SSIC I love the ladies here and the spirit they bring to each Sunday. Their theme is 'Music/singing' and there is lots of music notes and the birdy is singing.  Next Allsorts theme is 'Birthdays' And the final challenge is Sunday Stamper and the lovely Hel's theme is 'Red' and there is plenty of yummy red on this.

I went all Tim Holtz (TH) on this card. I have used the fabric paper to punch out some of TH flowers and the birdy I have edged the flowers in red DI

I also die cut the bird cage, it's metal, I have used alcohol inks to put colour and texture on the cage,  (I love the effect) And you can see my bird better here made from the FP too!

I didn't want to put happy B'day on the front but I think this would make a lovely B'day card. the ticket is another TH die cut coloured with DI and a beautiful butterfly stamp embossed (so it is raised) to add yet more texture. This idea came to me in a flash when I thought about the birdcage and I love this card. I hope you do to. Thank you to all my visitors for your kind words and encouragement. I have been stopping by quite a lot of new blogs as well as my usual ones and I am never disappointed but always blown away by your talent so your comments mean so much to me. Love Dawn xx

Items Used:- there's a few lol. Stamps, Crafty Individuals and  Stampin' Up! Alcohol inks, Ranger. Perlescent liquid acrylic paints, Daler & Rowney.  Papers (DP) K&Co. Mini Letters & Brad, Making Memories. Distress inks (DI) & Die cuts (alterations) Tim Holtz. Material, tissue, jump rings, vintage sheet music & beads from my stash.


Wipso said...

Wow. I really love your home made paper. I made some once with kitchen paper made into a pulp in the food mixer and then put on a netted embroidery worked very well and the effect was brill. :-)
A x

4 Hour Trading Workshop said...

How many our idea's are same dear, i am also in a great habituated to make the paper design at my home in my leisure time..


Hi Dawn
Wow fabulous,
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Anesha said...

Wonderful idea to make fabric papers. Great card! Anesha

Lynne said...

Fabulous paper and a fabulous card. Lynne x

Mummylade said...

this is stunning!! Thank you for joining in our Allsorts celebration this week. Good luck!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Your fabric paper turned out great. Looks super and those roses are the perfect touch, as is the bird, for this challenge. Hope you win the contest. I thought last month's prize was pretty fab, too.

Jo said...

What a busy girl you've been, Dawn! Great fabric paper (I've had a go at that, it's very effective isn't it? And it lasts for ever, I've still got bits left)) and the card is, of course, stunning. I LOVE that cage, great colours you've achieved. Enjoy any sunshine, x

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous beautiful card hun,t hanks for joining in with the Sunday Stmaper...right, you asked about the red heart on my art.. it was made using a little heart I got on a package from Art From the Heart... then I made some Mold & Pour and set the heart into it. The mold is re-usable too.. fab! Hugs x

Grace said...

Oh goodness... how incredible!!! I love your fabric paper and love all the things you did with it!!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Stampin Sisters in Christ! I so love your vintage cards!!!!

Lindsay Weirich said...

Wow Dawn! that is the coolest thing I've seen all day, I love that fabric paper!!! I have never tried that but have the supplies so perhaps I shall:)

IsaNorris said...

This is cool. I do like the bird cage! fab effect

Lovely Linda said...

Oh my giddy aunt - Dawn amazing!! I love your fabric paper - you are always inspiring us with such amazing techniques - I love to come and see that you have done!! I love this Tim Holtz cage - it is fabulous! We love it that you were able to join us for this weeks Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge and would love to see you again next week! {{{hugs}}}
Linda SSIC Design Team

Linda Ledbetter said...

Oh, Dawn, how cool!!!

purplepaint said...

Isn't fabric paper the coolest? I need to make some again! I love your bird cage! I have this die and I haven't even used it yet!!! My bad! I need to go make something, thanks for the inspiration! Marva

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Your fabric paper is amazing! You must be SO pleased with it!
Your card turned out beautifully Dawn, such lovely details!
Hope you are having a really fun weekend!
Your Yoda comment really put a smile on my face ... it was a few days ago now ... I am slowly coming back to life ;)


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