Sunday, September 7, 2008

More Fabric Paper

I wanted to try the fabric paper on muslin to see what difference there is from the tyvek I used in the fabric/tyvek paper I had made before. I also needed to make "creative" wrapping for my 12 Days of Christmas Swap on ccswaps. I cut up two different Christmas tissue papers and spaced them out on muslin that had been brushed with watered down pva.
I re brushed the surface with watered down pva, layered white tissue paper on top and again the surface was watered down with pva. While it was still wet, I painted different areas with watered down green and silver metallic acrylic paints. Then set outside to dry.
Once the paper was dry, I cut it into 12 sections with regular scissors. I found the material to be sturdy but thin. I wanted to emboss it in the Cuttlebug and was concerned it wouldn't hold the embossing. So I place a thin piece of cardboard in the embossing folder along with the fabric paper and this gave a well formed embossing surface to the fabric paper.
I ran a green Brilliance pad over the entire surface to highlight the embossed images and tone down the overall color.
This made a very sturdy wrapping for the first set of gifts I made for the exchange. No peeking : ) I'll reveal what I made the day after Christmas, so as not to spoil the surprise for those in the swap.

2 comments:

Manna said...

WOW, love the colours on this!

Rosie said...

This looks beautiful Carol... you rocked the fabric paper challenge!