Monday, May 24, 2010


Of course making a paper cloth book bookmark every week also means making a new sheet of paper cloth every week! My plan is to start the paper cloth every Sunday evening, finishing on Monday evening. By Tuesday it will be dry and ready to use in some bookmark making. The piece above was made with turquoise, green, and yellow tissue paper, used dryer sheets, and old ledger paper. It was then painted, stamped and embellished (with a little bit of glitter, and metallic paint).

I think making paper cloth is a great way for me to experiment with creativity and not have to worry about "completing a project". It's my way of just playing around. It is also a good way for me to practice collage techniques, and creating different layers. This piece was made at Christmas time from red and green tissue paper, wrapping paper, old ledger paper, stamps, paint, glitter, and used dryer sheets. The book that started all of this wonderful paper cloth making is "Stitch Alchemy, Combining Fabric + Paper for Mixed-Media Art" by Kelli Nina Perkins. This is an absolutely wonderful book! It changed the way I think about fabric and paper. If you decide to make your own, please share some pictures!

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