Monday, 12 January 2015

2015 #1 Fabric Paper {by Anneke De Clerk}

2015 Theme 1: Fragile Papers

Hi everyone Anneke here, joining you this evening with a post on fabric paper and.....with a sneak peek on some new Eclectica Sara Naumann stamps!!! 

I collect all kinds of tissue paper to use in my art and I'm always searching for colourful paper napkins. Making fabric paper is perfect to use up some of this 'stock'. It's an easy technique and the outcome is a sheet of sturdy paper, useful in many projects. I transformed a simple notebook into an eye catching one, simply with the use of my homemade fabric paper.



Start with gathering your supplies: gel medium (I used the matte version), tissue paper (I used Tim Holtz tissue paper), a variety of paper napkins in matching colors, a large plastic bag and a sheet of smooth and translucent white paper. I used Chinese Mulberry paper but white baking paper will work as well.


Cut open the plastic bag, remove the seams an place it on your worktable as a base to work on. Cover the bag with a thin layer of gel medium and glue a sheet of Chinese Mulberry paper/baking paper on top.


Tear napkins into small pieces and collage them on the paper as shown. Add bits of the black and white tissue paper too. Let air dry.


Look for matching colours of Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics. I used Blush, Antarctic and Chalk.


Colour the blank spaces in between the collaging with paint, this makes the pattern more coherent, brings it all together.


Add random stamping to finish it off. I used stamps from an awesome upcoming ESN14 new stamp set (available in February)


and did the stamping with Archival Ink Cornflower Blue and Jet Black along with StazOn Ink 'Cherry Pink'.


After drying you can peel off the fabric paper from the plastic bag. You can use this beautiful paper on many projects. It's even heavy/sturdy enough to be treated as fabric and to sew on.


I cut a rectangle out of my sheet of fabric paper and glued it on a simple notebook with PVA glue. After trimming the edges I added further stamping with stamps from the ESN05 set. I glued buttons to the flower centres.




I cut out one flower and used it as a 3D element. I stamped the label of the ESN05 set on a scrap, cut it out and glued it on the notebook.


Fabric paper is a great base to stamp on, to sew on, to spray on, to stencil on....the possibilities are endless! I'm sure you have some beautiful napkins and tissue paper in your stash too, so why not give this simple technique a try? I would love to see what you come up with!

See you soon!
Anneke


Fantastic use of fragile papers Anneke, the soft but yet bold color scheme is delightfully executed. Collage ... what better way to use up any left over scraps and still create a stunning cover for your journal/notebook. Thank you for sharing this technique with us.

We would love you to join in with challenge #1: Fragile Papers. If you are inspired by any of our guests who have blogged on this topic over this fortnight, then please join in and link up your creativity HERE

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34 comments:

massofhair said...

You have definitely fired my imagination with this wonderful project, it is amazing! Thank you so much Anneke :-) xxx

Helen said...

oh Anneke, this looks fabulous!

Julie Ann Lee said...

This is a wonderful idea for using up scraps of paper! The effect is so pretty and unusual too - I'm really inspired to give this a go! Who would have thought so many things were possible with Fragile Papers! xxx

Deborah Wainwright said...

Beautiful book cover. Fascinated how you made this paper must give it a go :)

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

That's fantastic technique Anneke, love your book cover.

pearshapedcrafting said...

I've cleared a space - really want to try this! The book cover looks brilliant! Chris:-)

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

This is so clever!!! Such a great idea & it looks gorgeous, I love the notebook.

Carol said...

Fabulous technique...now on my to do list. Love your finished note book.

butterfly said...

Gorgeous, Anneke! Love the soft feminine colours and great stamping.
Alison x

Sarah B said...

wow this is so pretty - the colours are beautiful xx

judith@poppy cottage said...

Wonderful technique Anneke, I must give this a try. Thanks for the tutorial, Judith xx

Gabrielle said...

Ooh! This one needs trying! Fabulous!

Susan Battensby said...

This is beautiful, must give this a go.

Lucy Edmondson said...

Oh anneke, this is so beautiful! I really want to try this right now! Tell me, do you think it would work with the paperartsy waxed tissue Leandra was using last night as the base layer? Thank you!

Lucy x

craftytrog said...

A beautiful project Anneke! Great tutorial too.
Alison x

Willy said...

Prachtig Anneke, bedankt voor de inspiratie en duidelijke uitleg!!

Anneke said...

@Lucy
I think the waxed paper will work well for this technique.

Colleen said...

Anneke,
Oh my now I have something new to try, I really do get so much inspiration from you gals. Those flowers from the napkins really pop, I thought they were 3-d at first. Truly beautiful.

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Fantastic project! Love the technique shown, feeling inspired! Thank you for sharing ;) xx

Gillian .... said...

I adore this big time Anneke, love love the colour palette, thanks for sharing your inspiration with us.

Gillian
x

JoFY said...

This is so lovely! No serviette is going to be safe.. I'll want to tear them all up to create! lol
Great project!

Sandie said...

I have done this before using muslin background - I will try this technique as it looks easier. Love the book cover, and a great tutorial. Thank you.

Craftyfield said...

Gorgeous cover! Love the idea of a fabric paper.

Crafty Claire said...

What a great technique and fabulous result. Must definitely give it a go.

Coco said...

Great technique and gorgeous project!! Thank you for this step by step really interesting Anneke. And the new stamps look gorgeous. :) Coco x

Steven said...

ooh I love this, always collecting napkins!

Wanda Hentges said...

This is fabulous!!!!!!!!

Jane said...

What a brilliant technique and such a colourful sheet of paper you created, thanks so much this is so inspiring x

keren said...

Superb project- love the idea of the paper! x

Susan Carol said...

Gorgeous!

Hazel Agnew said...

What a fun project. Thankyou for showing us your fab ideas. X

craftimamma said...

I was several posts behind on the blog when I finally got chance to stop by tonight so I was happy to see you have used napkins in your project........I've been using them for an entry to the challenge together with coloured tissue although not in quite the same way as this project. Your little notebook looks so pretty and would be sure to make you smile each time it's used.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Kezzy said...

Wow really loving the paper fabric, I have always wanting a go at this but never have. I love the end result, stunning. Happy Creating :-) Kezzy xxx

Marci said...

The colors are so happy! Makes me want to try this technique! Gorgeous!

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