Monday, 25 August 2008

Mixed media Monday Recycle


The theme at MMM is recycling or reusing.

I took a very old bit of muslin that I still had lying around and made it into what the famous mixed media artist Beryl Taylor calls "Fabric Paper". I basically followed her instructions. First you cover the whole bit of cloth with PVA glue, then you collage it with various bits of paper and images, leave gaps inbetween and fill in with craft tissue. Cover the whole piece with a second layer of PVA and leave to dry before using it for whatever you wish.

I took about half of my piece and made it into this card which I embellished with lace and flowers and over stamped a bit. Not sure about the flowers, but I felt it needed something to brighten it up. I think next time I do this i would plan it all out a lot more carefully and use a bigger image to give it more focus.

18 comments:

  1. Astrid it's lovely! I think it's perfect as the centre being 'quiet' allows you to see the beautiful textures...
    Thanks so much for your lovely comment about my bag!! :-]
    BTW - There's a fabric paper swap on one of the groups I belong to, in case you're interested... sign up till August 31st!

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  2. Oh I must try this technique. So glad you described it on your blog. The effect is one of calm and serenity...very beautiful indeed!

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  3. Lovely colours, great work.I like a lot!

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  4. Fabulous. Love the background. And thank you for sharing how to do the background.

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  5. I love to make fabric paper, too! Beautiful piece and wonderful idea for recycling!

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  6. Your fabric paper came out so soft and pretty. Love the whole piece!

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  7. Just wonderful, Astrid! Fabulous texture and color composition. Love the softness.

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  8. It is just gorgeous lovely colour and feel, what a great technique too

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  9. Astrid - I love it. what a fabulous idea. You have given me an idea, I have a piece of material that I will try and stamp on....

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  10. way cool idea and very effective - thanks for this - off to sort through my cupboards i MUST have some muslin somewhere

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  11. I love BT's techniques and you have made a wonderful piece using them! The flowers finish it off - it looks fabilous.

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  12. Thanks for visitin my blog.

    What a wonderful piece of artwork,I love it and the colour to.

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