Friday 23 September 2016

2016 #18 Layered Journal Cover {by Liesbeth Fidder}

 2016 Topic 18: Autumn Leaves

Hi everyone, Liesbeth here. A long time ago here at the PaperArtsy Blog I showed  you a mixed media technique called ,Paper-fabric' . This time another one called... Fabric -Paper !

You don't need any fabric, you just start with a piece of tissue paper or sewing pattern paper and lots of bits and pieces of coloured papers, book paper, wraps, napkins, scrapbook papers, even backgrounds you made and never used...and real Autumn Leaves, skeleton leaves !  Use every paper you have ! .

The one I made here is about 70 x 50 cm. You can use the finished piece of paper for lots of possibilities: wrapping presents, cut in pieces as a background, for covering boxes or books with it, etc... I covered a book and used a small piece as a card background, using some of the beautiful Hot Picks, see pictures below. It's so FUN creating this !

Step One: Start with a big piece of tissue paper or pattern paper (autumn colors) onto a piece of plastic (plastic bag) Printed paper is ok as well ! Cover the entire paper with torn papers of all kind and some skeleton leaves or dried leaves. A fluid matte medium works perfect for this, you can also use normal matte medium, thinned with water.Just glue everything down..

...Till it looks like this:

Step Two: Remove the plastic after drying. Start painting to blend the papers. First some yellow here and there..after that some green, orange, red and brown, building up layers till you are satisfied. Use mainly Translucents, so the papers and leaves will show through. I used Pumpkin Soup, Autumn Fire, Brown Shed, Hey Pesto and some French Roast.

Step Three: Add some leaves  here and there using a stencil (Mini Vineyard) , a sponge and black Fresco Finish Little Black Dress.

Step Four: Using StazOn ink Jet Black, start stamping, spread over the paper as shown. I used the big flower from Hot Pick 1111 , the two buds from Hot Pick 1505 and the wonderful big text from Hot Pick 1501.

Hot Pick 1501

Step Five: Finish the fabric paper by highlighting and outlining some stamped and stenciled images and the skeleton leaves with a fine white gelpen or paint marker.

Your paper is ready ! 

I then covered my (plain)  book with the ,Fabric Paper', and added the word autumn  using punched out letters.

For this card , I choose  a beautiful and interesting area and cut it out (12,5 x 12,5 cm) , added some extra paint onto the flowers and I sponged the edges with black ink. I stamped the two owls (Hot Pick 1011) onto a separate piece of paper, cut them out and coloured them with colour pencils. I finished by glueing the owls onto the card. 

Hot Pick 1011

Well, I hope you like this Fabric paper and give it a try yourselves ! I love to see what you create ! So grab your paperstash, some Autumn Leaves, join the challenge and have lots of fun !
Thanks for stopping by!
Liesbeth XX

Blog :

Thanks Liesbeth for sharing this technique with us, such simple layers but amazing results, especially the texture from the skeleton leaves. That is one very strokable journal. ~Darcy

We would love to see how you interpret this Autumn Leaves topic by linking what you make to our 2016 Challenge #18: Autumn Leaves, on this page HERE.
All of our bloggers love to see your twist on their ideas,  particularly if you were inspired directly by their post. 
All links go in the draw to win a £50 voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. The Autumn Leaves link will close 17:00 (London Time) Sunday, Oct 2nd 2016. The winner will be announced 2  hours later at 19:00.


Julie Lee said...

What a stunning card and journal from a simple technique! Who would have thought! Gorgeous idea, perfect for the topic! xx

Craftyfield said...

Great idea... a masterboard with a difference! Love seeing some of my favourite Hot picks on this make too...

Helen said...

I love this card and journal - so gorgeous!!

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is so gorgeous! Unique and tactile!

Lucy x

Kirsten said...

Stunning projects! The layers look amazing.

Miriam said...

Gorgeous projects Liesbeth. Love the layers

Miriam said...

Gorgeous projects Liesbeth. Love the layers

Unknown said...

Fab project! :)

craftytrog said...

Great technique! I love the projects!

Unknown said...

Wonderful projects with the gorgeous paper you created. The cover for the book is stunning and the paper made a perfect backdrop for the owls.

Lesley Xx

Hazel Agnew said...

Absolutely wonderful Liesbeth. Great inspiration. Xx

Artmadnana said...

Oh I love this technique. Wonderfully inspiring. I get a little thrill when I can see that I already have all the stamps that were used. Must have a go at this.

Ellie Knol said...


Ruth said...

Such beautiful results, love the idea x

Cocofolies said...

Absolutely gorgeous and a great technique, I love it!! Wonderful inspiration. Coco x