Monday, 5 April 2010

Fabric Paper and Yet More Pulpy Progress...

Fabric Paper (1)

Fabric Paper (2)

Sewing Fabric Paper (3)

Placement (4) - Nb. to self (14/3) run satin down length of spine and encapsulate lilac windows with it too (dpe).
Close up of the chain gang...(5)

What the deuce?   Well, you may ask - more random photos of work in progress...namely, you guessed it - of the Pulpy kind.  As you can see, I've been having fun making fabric paper.  Photo 1 is exactly that - a close up of my newly handmade fabric paper.  Photo 2 is another exactly that - the paper in its entirety.

Lots of paint and PVA and lots of recycling: paper, lace, tissue, ribbon and holy book pages!  All for cutting up and sewing up (Photo 3)!  Then, a bit of fiddling around with placement (photo 4) and viola.  Page is not looking too shabby.

Photo 5 is just to spook ya! Muh ha ha....

Actually, photo 5 is the finished third panel, bottom left of the book page...see my last posting for more detail on that.

So if you're wondering how on earth I made the fabric paper, go HERE.  I've written the recipe up on my Barter Circle blog, which is still going strong, albeit the infrequent postings....which I aim to rectify in the not so didtant future, lol.

Now it's time to feel sorry for me.
LOOK - I have nowhere to sit in my studio!

That chair - though you may not be able to see it very well, is actually bursting with art supplies.
And now an announcement:
Elizabeth, your secret mystery envelope is winging its way over to you as I speak.  Simon, I still haven't done yours yet, sorry.

Now back to my studio...
No, let's not!
Love Debs.
XOXOX

26 comments:

Samantha Marshall said...

Wow Debrina- looks so fantastic. I love the fabric paper!! Loving the chain gang, too.
I hope you're having a good holiday.
xx

Bill Evertson said...

Great paper! I'm in the middle of procrastinating the clean up of a messy studio and I see I'm in good company ;-)

Crafty Dawn said...

Wow I will be looking at how you made the paper later but I had to say I love this. Now about the Barter circle I did pop the link on my blog However I need to tell you I do buy stuff (all the time in fact ;0) I have to but I also love charity shops (thrift stores) and making things form others unwanted goods.

If I am allowed to buy stuff I would love to be part of the barter circle its sounds fantastic and so much fun I just wanted to be sure I wasn't going to break any rules as I did read about buying nothing new for 12 months which is indeed admarable but i just couldn't do it!

I have some projects on the go (when the weather gets better) I have second hand furniture to alter etc as I said I love buying second hand and making it new again even clothes etc So I will pop the barter circle up as I would love to be part of your wonderful group but I understand if I can not be apart of it just let me know hun

Love Dawn xx

lyle baxter said...

deb- looks interesting. love the chain gang! now I see why you need to move house! no room to create. to have less work but great paper try rosin paper from your home builders supply. its used in roofing. heavy dark red paper that becomes like leather when you apply many layers to it and cheap too! we pay about $10. us for a big huge roll. 36inches wide

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Your fabric paper is much more beautiful than mine. In fact, I was looking for posts on my fabric paper earlier today and thought how awful mine looked. These pages are simply bursting with layers of beauty.

Thanks for the update on my mystery package. I'm super excited. Now I must clean up my studio so I can welcome it when it gets here.

In the Light of the Moon said...

Excellent fabric paper..I'm so loving all your wonderful texture!!Brovo Debrina!!

Riki Schumacher said...

Debs, love these papers! And what you're sewing is just awesome. I just purchases my first sewing machine, so am anxious to play! I'm with Dawn on the Barter Circle. More info, very interested. Not sure yet how it's going to work. Thanks, Riki

Kim Palmer said...

The paper looks wonderful Debs! I love the chain gang, what a hoot!How come your studio looks like mine? LOL! Will post Lisa's book off to you tomorrow, just had to tidy up a few bits before posting, but all done now.

Lisa said...

wow...what a breathtaking gathering of amazing colors and textures.. i love all the transparent layers..what an amazing, mysterious, fabulous masterpiece! You really rock lady...woohoo!!
I especially love the power tool lying abandoned in the middle of the studio floor in the heat of creative passion...

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I hate to eliminate anything from my supplies...especially small wee treasures that can be put into a higher power of fabric papers...awesome. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Debrina said...

Hello all you gorgeous wonderful people. Thank you for your wonderful comments. And, ha ha, thanks Lisa - yes, power tool does come in handy on the odd occassion. Lol! Jason thinks Mummy wears the pants. Oh dear. Kim - that's so cool! I can't WAIT!!!!

Seth said...

That paper is amazing. I am off to check out how you made it.

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

I love what you are doing here and I love that fabric paper!I bet the texture it adds is fantastic too. Oh and the whole recycle thing going on is great! Yay for fabric paper! I am so gonna steal that idea some day! I checked out your friends blog and commented.

Thankyou for your warm visit to my blog:)

Jill Zaheer said...

Look at that paper! Love the colors and embedded objects. Just heard of pva in keith lobue's class. Just learning about art supplies- one at a time! Will see how you made it. I have just added making paper on my "want to and will do list!!"

JafaBrit's Art said...

This is really bad ass (as some american's say) and FAB.

Hum I would invite you to my studio but you would be lucky to find a place to sit here too LOL!

Deborah said...

Your fabric paper is gorgeous!

Kelly Jeanette said...

Hi, your art looks really cool. love the colors and embedded objects. Now I need to go check out your fabric paper link.

Plumrose Lane said...

I think what I love most about the work you do are the textures and colors you use, everything is so beautiful I want to reach out and touch it all.
♥Sharon

Debrina said...

Hey gys - why thanks for all these lovely comments. I really hope it does inspire some of you to get into that fabric paper. It really is so much fun!!! As per usual, I'll be visiting each of you to say hi and thanks!

alteredbits said...

oooh, i have been trying for 3 days to leave a comment on this gorgeous post and for some reason it kept timing out. you sure were having a blogger issue, weren't you!

such gorgeous, gorgeous eye candy. i am loving this to no end. you are doing such a magnificent job on lisa's book. i adore all the layers and texture and colours and your paper is to die for. yummy!

tomorrow, after boring stuff (i.e. clients), i shall try my hand at fabric paper. how fun indeed!! and sorry i disappeared the other day not to resurface until now -- had been crazy around here. all good now -- i was being a mum to many, in short. i'm good at that.

MrCachet said...

Debrina! Sorry I haven't posted anything since March 11... One word - BUSY. I did really well at the show - Three framed pieces, two out of my portfolio, and a bunch of people now looking through there old paper stashes for good material - one Canadian whom I'm sure is going to come up with some really nice material, as he does estates.

Just not enough hours in the day, I tell ya!!! LOL.

Elizabeth said...

Fabric paper is totally adictive, isn't it- such fun with so much productive mess!!! About the studio- i have four chairs and not a place to sit!!!! What is the deal with the cleanup crew???????

Ophelia said...

This looks incredible! My studio looks pretty much the same, but you are getting things done!

Dezinaworld said...

Lol I know the feeling having nowhere to sit hehe. Love your work its superb
hugs June x

Flower said...

Hey dolly. Hows the house selling going?

Catharina Maria said...

I love your art very much !
love from the Netherlands ♥RINI♥