|My First Foray Into Making Paper Cloth|
After reading a number of tutorials on how to make paper cloth, I knew that I had to give it a try. So yesterday I gathered up all of the supplies and jumped in. I didn't have to buy a thing, I had everything that I needed on hand. When you've been doing various arts and crafts for forty years or so, you have a lot of stuff laying around, just begging to be used. I even got out my rubber stamps, I hadn't used them in a couple of years.
I won't give you directions for making paper cloth; there are so many tutorials out there that do that much better than I could. So I will share links to the sites that I found helpful.
iHanna's Blog has a great tutorial that I followed pretty closely.
Katherine Sands also has a nice tutorial on Art Journal--A Creative Journey. She shows some neat things that you can make with your paper cloth after you make it.
Kelli Nina Perkins has a book out on the subject and judging by the number of mentions and reviews that I've seen on other blogs, it must be really good.
Anyway, I'll share a few pictures so you can see the progression. I forgot to take pictures as I was first getting started, but you can see some changes.
|This Photo Shows The Glue Still Wet.|
The photos of the paper cloth while it was wet were taken at night so that explains the difference in color, The light overhead gave everything a yellow-gold tint. I used a garbage bag cut open underneath, it worked really well.
|Left lower section while the glue was wet.|
|Lower left corner glue dry, but not painted.|
|The glue is dry, but I haven't added the stamping, or paint.|
|Lower left corn with metallic |
acrylic paint, ink and stamping added
|Lower left corner with metallic |
acrylic paints, ink and stamping added.
|Upper section while the glue is wet.|
|Right side glue dry, but no paint, ink or stamping.|
|Upper section with metallic |
acrylic paint, ink and stamping added.
|Close-up of upper section.|
|Upper left section glue dry, but no paint, ink or stamping.|
|Upper left corner with metallic |
acrylic paints, ink and stamping.
|Another close up|
|Close up of poem|