Monday 11 August 2014

GD: Penny Nuttall Project #2 Fabric Scroll Book

"Hello everyone and welcome back ... Penny here with something a bit different tonight". 


First I made the "fabric paper" background. The base material is a piece of "stitch and tear"
stabiliser - a cross between fabric and paper used in dressmaking. You could get a fairly
similar result with a backing of muslin or even used dryer sheets.

Tape it to some wax paper or plastic to protect your work surface! I applied strips of tissue,
scraps of lace and paper flowers to the background using watered down acrylic medium, and when dry painted it with glazes of Fresco Finish Paints.

You may know that I have a habit of visiting the cheap kitchen shop looking for artistic
inspiration, so ....

OBVIOUSLY a book scroll... I cut my fabric paper into strips, slightly narrower than the mini rolling pin, and stitched (you can glue!) to make one long piece.

I added some glitz by ironing transfer foil and fusible web. I stamped the images from HP1302  HP1305 and HP1306 onto the strip in a mixture of Black Ink and Fresco Paints (Claret, Baltic Blue, Very Berry).

I painted the rolling pin in co-ordinating colours, glued the top end of the strip to it and
rolled up the scroll, securing with a ribbon bow.

Oh yes!.....nearly forgot the moths. I die cut them from the spare bit of fabric paper using
the Paperartsy Moth cutting die.

Hope you have enjoyed following this project and I will be back for the finale tomorrow.
See you then.

~ Penny ~

Leandra Says: Wow I love how the different textures worked out on that scroll. Such an unusual idea - yet again Penny!

Gillian Says: Penny you come up with the most creative ideas :) The added lace and flowers to the fabric background adds some great texture, the colours are soft/pretty and the transfer foil adds the perfect opulent finishing touch to this project.

If you would like to join in this week's challenge and play along with Penny's techniques, then do link up your creativity here, and go in the draw to win some PA stamps of your choice! You need to link your entry by 17:00, Sunday August 17th 2014.


Helen said...

I don't know where you get your ideas from, but this is cracking!

massofhair said...

WOW a fabulous project Penny :-) xxx

Ruth said...

Stunning, love the vibrant colour choices, wonder if you could use tyvek or lutrador as a substitute?? Fab Penny! Ruth x

pennylopes54 said...

I think Lutradur would be fine but remember tyvek shrivels up with heat so ironing the gilding on might be a problem? Might be interesting though.....P.

Anonymous said...

Penny, you are a creative genius, that is a stunning project.

Jackie PN said...

Wow Penny! What a terrific idea! Love that glitz!! mmm

Julie Lee said...

Such beauty and originality! I love this project, it's really different!Julie Ann xxx

Linda M. Cain said...

Love, love, love the colors!!!