Play Day With Scarlet

An artist friend of mine from Evansville wanted to come  have a play day with me this week.  So we decided to make paper cloth.  Scarlet had not done that before and I had purchased some new tissue paper that I wanted to experiment with.  We had a blast, of course.

This time, instead of just layering random pieces of paper, which would in the end, be covered with a layer of paint and stitch, I chose to make some that were deliberate and thoughtful, of color scheme and contrast in size and patterns.  These really did not need paint when they were finished.  The only thing I did to them was dry brush some Lumiere metallic paints on them which was caught by the high relief wrinkles from the tissue paper.  And that was enough.  I love them just as they are.

I’m very pleased with the outcome of both of these smaller pieces.  They would make great journal covers, but would have to be mixed with other cloth because of their size.  Since I scanned them into the computer, I have digital files…and cotton inkjet sheets to print on!  I printed them out on cotton and made small journal covers.  I also used a TAP transfer to jazz the covers up a bit.

Some of them have black linings with a black strap and some have brown linings with a brown strap.

If you want to learn how to make paper cloth, there is a tutorial on my sidebar that will give you all the directions for making it.  Just scroll down to the Tutorials section.


  1. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!! I really like the idea of scanning them and printing them on cloth. And your journal covers – too cute! What fun! Maybe when the garden slows down I can come over and play with you!!

  2. Very cool, Kathy! Your productivity is inspiring. I’m not back into my groove yet, far from it!

  3. I love the aged look with the music, very vintage looking. You’re too creative!

  4. Fabulous – when I get a chance, I want to check out your tutorial.

  5. Forgot to say in the post…the one with music in it also uses a stained coffee filter. That was cool because as I was brushing the glue/water on it, bits of coffee grounds and color were bleeding onto the white muslin.

  6. Lynda, You absolutely may come over and play!

  7. would be nice to have play day..glad you enjoyed it. The paper looks amazing and you always surprise me with what you do with the end results.x lynda

  8. Sharon Eley says

    Another impressive accomplishment! These are beautiful and how clever of you to scan them into your computer and use the image again, and again! Bravo!

  9. Thanks, everyone for reading and leaving your comments. They are much appreciated!

  10. Now for anyone still reading out there…think about these patterns and papers on a Christmas ornament…that’s what I will do next with the papers!

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