There is a little shop in town called Abrazos (hugs) which sells absolutely incredible textile goodies, all made from scratch. Lately, the owner has been selling scraps. All you can stuff in a large bag for about $8.00. I couldn't resist. I trotted right in and started stuffing. I was excited, as I usually am when thinking about cloth, of any kind, scraps or otherwise. So, I stuffed my little bag full and trotted off home to see what could be done. I haven't played very much as yet, however, I did attempt a card. I think with a little practice and more imagination they could be quite
stunning. Here's my first attempt.
I applied golden matt medium to the scraps and a piece of heavy card stock and placed the fabric in random fashion. Let it dry. Used a couple of coats of paper glaze to give it a little shine and let it dry. Cut a piece just a little smaller than 5x7, rounded the corners and mounted it on red card stock. Next time I will try ironing the scraps using spray starch to see if I get a nicer finish.
Cut out a small portrait of Frida, cut a frame with a sizzix die and mounted Frida in the frame. Then I made a mistake. I gave her a good coating of glazing liquid and it definitely had an effect on the photo - it faded and ran just a squeak. Next time I will seal the collage piece before applying the glaze.
After it was dry (or I thought it was dry) made another mistake by sticking the card under something on my desk which left a dent across the collage of Frida - so really the card is unusable - but a good first try.