Tuesday, September 23, 2008
I finished this little paper quilt over the weekend while at my quilting retreat. I had made the fabric-backed paper earlier in the week (I'm taking Terri Stegmiller's Paper Quilting Explorations, which is a great class). I started with muslin, brushed on watered-down Elmer's School Glue, added white tissue paper, added more glue, then painted it while it was still wet. There are other ways of making the fabric paper, but this is the way Terri teaches it. After it's finished, you can use it the same way you'd used either fabric or paper. I made some in blue, green, and red, and used them for this little quilt.
It was so much fun that I decided to make some artist trading cards in a similar theme. I will be using 6 of these for a swap in my Creating Chaos Swap Group. The theme of the swap is experiment (you need try something new, and fabric paper is new to me). Another one is for a private swap I'm doing with Anna.