Friday, January 21, 2011

Book Review - No-Sew Fabric

On NGS group we're doing a book study of Bernie Berlin's book "Artist Trading Card Workshop", this week's section is "No-Sew Fabric". In the book, Bernie shows how to transfer an image to muslin with a piece of carbon paper and she colors the piece with fabric pastels. I don't have any of those supplies, so I decided to see what I could make with what I had on hand.
Cut out a piece of heavy muslin to ATC size and stamped on an image with Black Ancient Page ink.
Initially colored the muslin with Distress inks.
Covered the stamped image with a cut to shape post-it-not, and stamped some script with black Ancient Page ink.
Decided to color and darken the bottom of the muslin with brushed corduroy Distress ink reinker and a little bit of water, once it had spread enough, heat set with a heat tool to stop the ink from spreading further. Used a fabric marking pen along the edges of the stamped imaged. Used a Tim Holtz die to cut out small house shapes from a piece of painted acrylic background and colored two heart shape brads with red alcohol ink.
Used heat and bond to adhere muslin to some felt, then adhered card stock to the back to stiffen the piece. The put all the pieces together.
Don't be afraid to experiment with different materials.


Rosie said...

Brilliant! Have you tried it with Pelmet or craft vilene yet??? 'o)

chrissy said...

You are so resourceful to think of doing this technique with different supplies... very cool.

Carol said...

I don't know what Pelmet or craft vilene are. Sometimes similar products in the US and UK have very different names, so I might be familiar with them as something else???

laurel said...

Fun! Thanks for showing the progression.