Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Technique Tuesday - Fun with Fabric

Good Morning!

I've added another Technique Tutorial to my thread over at Sassy. http://sassycardsnscraps.freeforums.org/fun-with-fabric-t772.html#6618

As a quilter I've built quite a stash of fabric that rivals the pattern paper addiction I have. You all know how much I like texture on my layouts so I really enjoy adding cotton fabric to my layouts in different ways. I've found the cotton is acid free & will not harm your layouts & photos in any way.

You can also use strips of fabric in place of ribbons like I did in this layout. I took a strip of cotton fabric & gathered it (frayed edges & all) stitched it to my layout by hand & then added buttons that I had treaded with embroidery floss & tied knots on the front side. I attatched with liquid adhesive.

In this weeks post I added a little mini tutorial for how to make a fabric yo-yo. They are fun & easy to make in any shape or size you need. I like them to use in place of flowers for an eclectic country look.

In this layout I even layered prima flowers & a brad to reinforce the flower vibe..


Lily said...

how fun,,,,

happydays525 said...

Very cool, thanks for sharing! My grandmother is a quilter and I really want to incorporate fabric more on my pages and projects.

Lisa Dorsey said...

love what you did with the fabric and buttons.