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Doodle Butterflies

Creativity is all about taking risks, don't you think?
Today we have some tips from Justi on how to emboss on fabric - the effect makes it totally worth trying out!

The base for my next art journal page was a piece of grey felt with small light dots. To make it more attractive and interesting I used several mixed media techniques. 

The easiest way to create an interesting background on your fabric is to stamp it with different media.
I usually start with stamping black and grey designs with StazOn ink.

Next, I add colors and stamp different circles from 3rd Eye collection with blue and yellow Luminarte Silks.

On the top of my page, in the right corner there is a butterfly emobssed with vanilla white powder. This techniques is much more challenging than embossing on paper because the surface is more inflammable.
It’s not so difficult but it's good to remember the main rule to not destroy your art.

Step1: Put your fabric on the cardboard.
Step2: Ink the stamp with watermark inkpad and stamp the image onto the fabric.
Step3: Shake copper embossing powder onto the stamped image and shake off the excess.
Step4: Heat the embossing powder with the heat tool on tempered glass or heat resistant mat.
The distance between the fabric and your heat tool must be minimum 20cm.
Don’t keep it stable. Please, shake your hand left and right to avoid hot air destroying your fabric.

Having prepared my background this way, I could paste my butterflies. I cut them from the doodled page which I made myself.
To make it, I used several shades of blue, green and yellow Gelatos painted with water.

I hope that you found here some interesting tips on how to create an extraordinary background for your work.  :)

See you next time.

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  1. Az poczulam powiew wiosny:) naprawde imponujace sa Twoje tkaninowe czary mary!

  2. Great techniques & a wonderful page Justi!
    Alison x

  3. Great page! Thank you for sharing the technique. I haven't tried it... I must! Best wishes,
    Ingrid x

  4. thank for this background technique the page is very nice


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