Textured Background

By Meta Heemskerk

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In one of the previous Postmark’d Art rounds I made cards with a textured background and hand stitching. This is a tutorial on how I make such a background.

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Layer a piece of  fabric onto a piece of batting. Machine stitch all over.

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Add more thicker threads

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Paint this stitched piece with gesso and let it dry.

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Then,with a paint roller add a layer of acrylic paint and let it dry.

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Add another layer of paint in a different colour, leaving some of the underlying layer visible by not pressing the paint roller too much.

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Then a layer of metallic paint.

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When the paint has dried you cut the fabric up into pieces a little larger than postcard size and back them with a stabilizer. I just used pieces of thick paper. You can now add the last layer of handstitching, beads or any other embellishment. When this is done add a backing fabric, cut the piece to size and zigzag along the edges.

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This is how I did it but of course you can just experiment and see what you come up with. Have fun!

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