Fabric Based Art Card
Create a miniature piece of art for trade, home decorating, or use as a decorative gift tag.
Approximate Time: 2 hours
- fabric scraps
- ribbon scraps
- diamond glaze
- decorative buttons
- fabric stiffener
- stitcky stitches fibers
- paper piercer (optional)
- lighter (optional)
- ink pad (optional)
- plastic gloves (optional)
- Select the fabric you want to use as your background.
- Cut the fabric into a rectangle that is 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches.
- Put on gloves to keep your hands clean.
- Saturate the fabric with fabric stiffener. I used Aleen's Fabric Stiffener and Draping Liquid but similar products should work.
- Let saturated fabric sit until completely dry. I recommend at least 30 minutes.
- Use mini brads to secure ribbon scraps to the corners of your rectangle. This can be made easier by putting holes in the fabric and ribbon with a paper piercer or similar tool.
- Trim edges to finish your decorative corners
- Create a decorative design in the center of your fabric using sticky stitches, ribbon, or other fibers.
- Add decorative buttons to your design and secure with Diamond Glaze.
- Let Diamond Glaze dry completely. I recommend at least 10 minutes.
- Singe off any stray threads around the edge of your art using a lighter. I use a long barbecue lighter so I don't burn my fingers.
- Rub ink around the edge to create a finished look.
By Kathy from Illinois, USA
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December 16, 20070 found this helpful
Thanks! - I've been waiting to learn how to use fabric in card making, and you've shown me. Appreciate your sharing!
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