Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Fabric Collage on a Teeny Tote Bag

My second attempt at a fabric collage on a teeny-tiny tote bag turned out a bit better than the first one . It's meant to be a gift bag filled with fabric quarters for a quilty friend.

I sealed it with gel medium rather than using Modge Podge like I did on the first one, and I like the matte finish much better. Except that it's a little too matte. It still needs a little something, but I'm not sure what.

The technique is from the book Taking Flight by Kelly Rae Roberts and involves using interfacing, clear gesso, and acrylic paint. I skipped the gesso and paint on this one, and in a minute you'll see why.

This picture from the book shows what the fabric collage is supposed to look like.

But when I tried using the gesso and paint, mine turned out like this.

I wonder what I'm doing wrong?

(Okay, I confess it didn't turn out quite that bad. But it wasn't pretty, so I used it to wipe the excess stuff off my paint brush during my next project.)

I'll keep trying. :-)

1 comment:

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