Monday, December 03, 2012
Composed Fabric : New Works from Old Scraps
When I got back home to my studio, I was anxious to re-stock, so I worked on some composed fabric sheets to use for journal covers (or fabric post cards or ATCs or anything else I want to do with 'em).
Here are the basic instructions for making Sweet Leaf Composed Fabric. I tried a few things different with this batch :
1) I used sheer black silk instead of tulle to capture all the bits. The tulle has a strange inorganic / synthetic feel to it. I was looking for something smoother and silkier.
2) I used E Felt as the base layer for 2 of these. This is kind of a starched felt that is easy to work with as the base layer. 99 cents a sheet at Hobby Lobby. It works well--I just wish it was cut large enough to get 2 covers out of it.
3) Regular felt also works well. And the beauty is that I can cut it to whatever size I like.