Last year I found a roll of Textured Wallpaper
at the thrift store...
I just couldn't help myself...
I just had to sew through it!
I colored the textured wallpaper first.
Then I couched fibers on it.
Then I sewed on a few beads.
CLICK HERE to view the making of this quilt
In a former life I was a legal secretary.
I love all things office-related...
Pencils, Pens, Typewriters, Tape, Scissors, Paper Clips, Rubber Bands, White-Out, Glue and especially PAPER.
It is so fun to sew through paper.
The needle makes a wonderful popping noise as it pierces the paper.
I have decided to share my love of paper with my students.
Today I made this new class sample:
This wallpaper is extra bumpy and gives this piece incredible texture that you can't get with fabric alone.
Below are pieces of Textured Wallpaper.
They have been painted, waxed, scraped, stenciled
The wallpaper with leaves, on the bottom left in the photo above, is the piece I used for this class sample quilt.
I created these pieces in a play day recently.
CLICK HERE to view the Play Day photos
I added fabric borders to the wallpaper
with the stenciled leaves
I basted it together with batting and backing fabric:
Then I machine quilted skeleton leaves all over the surface.
I used Distress Crackle Paint to stencil the leaves:
I just love the texture the crackle paint adds to this piece
Click the image to enlarge and see all the
If you are after TEXTURE...
Give Textured Wallpaper a try in your art.
These class samples are for my class next week:
Wallpaper Quilt Class
Thursday, February 24, 2011
1:00 - 4:00
CLICK HERE: to see My Quilts
May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,