July 5, 2011

Cloth Paper

Each month, after the Fibervision business meeting and lunch, we have a mini workshop. This month, Lorna showed us how to make cloth paper.
I rummaged through my closet, gathered all sorts of paper, foil, dyed paper towels and painted dryer sheets. We slathered the papers with generous layers of diluted Elmer's glue, stuck it to a muslin backing, and set it aside to dry.
It's very colorful and quite stiff. I really have no idea what I'm going to do with it, but I will probably make more of it. It's the perfect technique for all the "stuff" I've saved over the years. Lorna has done both machine and hand stitching on her cloth paper and says the more you stitch, the softer it gets. She has made some wonderful mixed media pieces using the cloth paper.
One more tool to add to the tool box. Thanks for organizing the workshop, Lorna.

6 comments :

Sandy said...

Cool. It would make great postcards.

Melissa said...

I find that if I use Elmer's glue for paper fabric, it tends to be stiff. When I use SOBO fabric glue, it is more supple...kind of like oil cloth.

Mary Tabar said...

Wow Judy, I want to go make some of my own paper fabric, what fun! thanks for sharing

Linda Miller Designs said...

Amazing colors...may have to try this...

Elis Cooke said...

The colours are fabulous! I made some of this a few years ago-- and then used it to make a softcover journal.

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

Your cloth paper...or paper fabric...is gorgeou!