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I haven't chosed a name for this piece. It is my first successful  attempt at making paper cloth and it was really fun. I used tissue paper, napkins and painted coffee filters. The door and windows were as copyright free image I manipulated in photo shop then enhanced with watercolor pencils and gel pens. Openings were cut in the paper cloth and the door and windows inserted behind that to give it more depth. I would really appreciate some feedback on this one.

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  1. Thanks Meta for your comment. It seems the glue mixture makes a difference. I used the recipe in Stitch Alchemy by Kelli Perkins. She recommends using Aleene’s Tacky Glue, one part glue to two parts water. I had tried Elmer’s glue before and my paper came out too stiff. Could have been the way I mixed it though. Also I have learned some papers don’t adhere as well on some backing fabrics. I tried one on a white cotton fabric and the papers didn’t adhere as well as when I used a unbleached cotton muslin, which she recommends. It is certainly a trial and error process.

  2. Your background colors blended beautifully and I love the door  and windows.  It was a good idea to add the depth by cutting out the space for them. 

  3. Hi Laura,  thanks so much for your comments. I looked at your piece “Short Trip”. Love how you put the colors together. I have never tried color washing over stamps but it sounds like a neat technique.  You can see more of my things on my blog, lanasthreadsandmusings.blogspot.com. I would like to see your blog if you have one.

  4. I love this little peice.  I enjoy mixed media and Photoshop.   You’ve given me some ideas.  I bet it would be fun to look around for some kind of dimensional metal element to attach to it,  like over the door maybe.  You could use gel medium to attach it,  it holds anything.

  5. Hi Gaydenesse,  Thanks so much for your comments. I love using gel medium too.  This piece is going in a fiber art show soon. Now I seem to be addicted to making paper cloth. Yikes!!

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