I'm also working on a new class about backgrounds for mixed media art work.
I'll include the paper fabric as part of the class (a tiny portion). I did the demo at the Asheville Quilt Guild and the ladies loved it! When you learn the process, it really opens a lot of creative doors to other possibilities.
I've included a few scans of some that I did.
I think that you'll be surprised with the progression of what you can do with cheap craft paint and distress ink pads.
And a couple of other things that I withheld for the workshop - secret weapons if you will.
This is the base of the technique. Paper collage on fabric.
I've added a few thread blobs and gauze for texture. This piece also has fabric dye on it - was just trying to see how it reacted with the paper/fabric combo.
This scan shows what adding a scrape of paint does for the overall blending of the piece.
I love the way that this small piece ended up. It was part of the above one that I added dye too.
I added some cream paint - didn't really like it.
Added a blue paint - that was okay but not quite "there".
So I added more cream paint...more blue...
Then I began messing around with the Distress Ink Pads (Ranger).
Now I like it.
The texture is amazing - the areas where I added the gauze and thread is just so cool! The ink really picked up that area of additional height and shows it off.
Several layers actually.
I usually have about 3 or 4 pieces of paper fabric like this "going" or "cooking" in my studio.
They keep me busy when my muse is resting...or hiding...
I hope that you all have a blessed day today.
In my "previous life" there were a lot of days that were filled with chaos, unrest, and just down right bad stuff - but my life now is the opposite.
I am surrounded by love, acceptance and just down right good things.
My hope for you today is that your life is good. It's peaceful and those that surround you love you.
Accept you and appreciate you.
And if they don't - well, maybe you need some new peeps...