I love the fabric patterned paper from the Dear Lizzy collection by American Crafts. I wish more companies made fabric patterned paper.
If you aren’t familiar with fabric patterned paper, it is printed canvas with adhesive on the back. It usually comes already sized to 12×12. You can use it like you would patterned paper, as a background or cut up. But, since it’s fabric, you can do anything that you can do with traditional canvas. You can paint it, ink it, sew it, and use it to make flowers which is what I did.
Using a transfer technique I saw Claudine Hellmuth do, I found that I could take an entire sheet of patterned paper and make my own fabric paper. Now the possibilities are endless. All it takes is some sticky-back canvas, water, and a little elbow grease.
I made my own fabric, and then I cut it into strips and rolled into flowers.
Watch my video to see how to make the fabric. I’ve also included how to make the flower.
*Note: The video is actually only 7 minutes long. The last 3 minutes are a blank screen. Sorry. Also, I used a 2 3/4 inch circle.
(If you can’t see the video, click here to watch it on YouTube.)
- Canvas: Claudine Hellmuth Studio by Ranger
- Patterned Paper: BasicGrey, American Crafts, K & Company
- Gel Medium: Claudine Hellmuth Studio by Ranger
- Stamps: Papertrey Ink
- Ink: Memories by Hero Arts
- Flair: Dear Lizzy by American Crafts
- Sticker Letters: Dear Lizzy by American Crafts
- Cardstock: Papertrey Ink, Target
- Die Cut Machine: Silhouette
These are the Silhouette images I used: