Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Stitching the paper

I have had such fun exploring what I can do with my acrylic painted papers!
The accidental colouration from paintng fabric has turned into some very delicate stalks of a plant and makes a very acceptable card.

The acrylic wax version has become another Bookwrap! I backed the paper with felt and applied small squares of copper shim by stitching through them. I then free machine quilted the background to adhere the layers together. I had to manufacture sleeves to hold the book cover in place but this enabled me to insert twisted and stitch sari ribbon as ties and put lost wax African beads on the end.

As a first attempt I'm not too unhappy with it but am ready to try a sheet of A3 paper so that I have a larger area to play with. I'm leaning towards this as a method of doing my Christmas cards this year - watch this space!

1 comment:

  1. Lovely stuff. I love working with paper but am still to experiment with acrylic wax.

    You could also try sweetie papers instead of the copper - upcycling in action! I love using sweet wrappers and also coffee packaging!