You’ll Love This Fabric Art eBook If:
- You want to learn how to combine fabric & paper into a variety of mixed media projects
- You love crafting & sewing and want to try something new
- You want a helpful resource for new fabric art techniques
Add depth and meaning to your mixed media projects with the exciting instruction and tips found in the virtual pages of the Layered, Tattered and Stitched eBook. Follow along with Ruth Rae as she shows you how to make fabric and paper art in new and interesting ways. Stain, singe, tear, layer and stitch your way to fantastic results. Ruth Rae brings texture and visual interest to each project with traditional and non-traditional sewing techniques. Mix collage, beading, and photo transfers together with the mixed media techniques from this eBook. Learn how to make greeting cards, banners, art doll and so much more, make unique gifts or something you’ll cherish for years to come.
Download this convenient PDF file to your computer or tablet device and you’ll have instant access to every detail and page. Every step is clearly explained with detailed photos. Thorough instructions mean you can easily follow along, and master every featured technique. In addition to complete mixed media projects Ruth Rae also includes great suggestions for expanding your creative process by working with poetry and symbolic objects.
In the Layered, Tattered and Stitched eBook You’ll Learn:
- How to make greeting cards, gift wrap, art dolls, apparel, banners & more with more than 18 complete crafting mixed media projects
- How to singe, tear, stain, layer and stitch fabric and paper
- Sewing, collage, beading, and photo transfer techniques step-by-step
A Word From the Author:
"Through the pages of this book, you and I will explore a new realm of creativity. You’ll learn the techniques that I have developed for altering and manipulating fabric to produce a time-worn appearance. Shifting new fabrics and papers generates an ancient echo that makes it seem these creations were fashioned centuries ago, yet in some way they merge what went before with the present day. " — Ruth Rae
Check Out This Excerpt From Layered, Tattered and Stitched:
I primarily use two methods when burning art elements. The first is a tea light candle (plain, not dyed), the perfect size for singed edgings. The duration of flame to fabric is literally seconds (maybe 30 at most).
My second method is a heat gun, a contained method that allows control over burning speed once you find a comfortable “distance.” The heat gun method is more about burning than finishing, so you can apply the heat for a longer duration (one to three minutes).
I sometimes use a butane lighter, also known as a barbeque lighter, when I want to burn a surface only, such as singeing away threads. This creates a wonderful aged appearance (see Ancestory Album, page 39).
Here are some additional tips for creative (and safe) burning:
- Don't wear loose clothing, and pull your hair away from your face as an added safety measure.
- If possible, burn outdoors for proper ventilation. Wear a mask, especially when burning synthetics as these emit hazardous fumes.
- When burning, I place items on a cookie sheet for safety and to protect my work area.
- Keep a small bowl of water close at hand when using an open flame.
- In general, manmade fabrics melt very well; natural fabrics tend to smolder. A mix of synthetic and natural fibers along with paper or items with different heat tolerance will give you more control over your outcome.
- When a fabric edge begins to smolder, extinguish it with the bowl of a metal spoon.
- I often use a leather punch to create holes, then I singe the edges of the holes. A seam ripper is also helpful for creating depth and opening up areas to be burned.
- Always stop at various points to look over your work before continuing the burning process.
Check Out This Free Excerpt From Layered, Tattered and Stitched: How to Make Cloth Bracelets Using Fabric and Embellishments!
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