Tuesday, October 23, 2007
I've been looking at the book: "Bags with Paper & Stitch" by Isobel Hall. She talks about using all different kinds of paper with fiber and making purses/bags. Some of the interesting techniques that are described include:
-Making "paper" from translucent polymer clay, coloring it with inks and then stitching through it onto the bag
-Making your own stamp by combining Style Stones, then stamping on ExtravOrganza
-Layering fabric, merino top paper and sheers, then doing random FME over it
-Painting brown paper with a mixture of acrylic wax & bronzing powder
-Using metallic heat-resistant thread to FME over sheer and then burning away parts of the sheer ( I didn't even know there was such a thing as heat-resistant thread!)
-Using things I have never heard of: Glitterati fusible film
Mylar Shimmer Sheetz, computer linen paper, Tangle Tuff, webbing spray, etc.
-Using everyday items like brown paper bags, acrylic wax and newspaper to make bags
The bags in this book have a wide variety of intriguing and creative textures - with beading and embroidery added to some. She describes how to make tags for the bags, so you can try some of the techniques on a small project. You could probably spend a year trying out all the techniques in here!