How to make textural “Fabric Paper”

How to make textural “Fabric Paper”

There are lots of different ways to make fabric paper depending on what you are wanting to use it for. I generally make fabric paper in order to create interesting and unique surface texture that can then be used in mixed media projects,...
Printing images onto fabric using Lateral Thinking

Printing images onto fabric using Lateral Thinking

One of the most interesting things about printing your images onto fabric is that it doesn’t necessarily have to be a photo image or a picture image. Thanks to today’s amazing digital technology, you can print any type of...
Printing on Textured Fabric using Inkaid and Digital Grounds

Printing on Textured Fabric using Inkaid and Digital Grounds

Working with texture has always been one of my favorite things and I’ve always found it challenging and rewarding to find ways to merge both visual and tactile texture into my artwork. One of the biggest challenges though has been...
Fabric Bowl – finished already

Fabric Bowl – finished already

After learning from the mistakes I made while making the first fabric bowl, second time round is a charm and this fabric bowl went together fairly quickly and easily. I’m very happy with the results and it certainly adds a new...
Fabric Bowl – starting over

Fabric Bowl – starting over

Since the last fabric bowl didn’t end up turning out so well, I’m taking what I learned and starting over. This time I want a bit more texture on the surface so I made a sheet of fabric paper using tissue paper and...
Printing on Tissue Paper

Printing on Tissue Paper

One of my favorite techniques is image transfer. Mostly I like to transfer images directly to fabric using various methods, however sometimes I also like to transfer images to “fabric paper”. “Fabric paper” can be...
The perils of working intuitively

The perils of working intuitively

Famous last words … It’s almost done! At this rate I should be finished later today. I am finished now, but that was a long day. It was eleven days ago in fact. But here it is finished, my latest art bag, Lavender Crush....
Things to do with scraps

Things to do with scraps

I was recently going through some of my old art quilts looking for samples where I’ve used fabric paper, and rediscovered this cute little art quilt “Scraps”. “Scraps” is about 18″ x 12″ and it...
Blush Art Bag

Blush Art Bag

Some new work ahead – a new style art bag and a slightly new design process … Red is one of my favorite colors and this textured digital art design combines many of the beautiful shades of red, a rich and complex melange of...
Imagine – a Book Cover

Imagine – a Book Cover

I actually got some work done yesterday! Using the fabric paper that I made last week (you can see it here) I constructed a notebook cover/organizer for my journal and notes. The fabric paper makes a strong, tough cover fabric, and I...
Playing with Fabric Paper

Playing with Fabric Paper

This week seems to have gotten away from me as I’m a little distracted by the floods back home in Australia; waiting for news. So there hasn’t been much happening in my sewing room these past few days although I did start a...
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