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Fabric Marbling

Hi everyone and welcome. Jenny here with my regular Saturday post for IndigoBlu and I’m pleased to say this one is a result of requests from IndigoBlu fans out there.

As you’ll probably already be aware, one of the special things about English Cottage Artist’s Acrylic Paints is that they are fabric paints (as well as mixed media paints). Kay has of course previously shown how you can stamp with them onto fabric in a show she recorded a while back for (you can find it available now on their Catch Up service).

So what else can you do with fabric and these wonderful paints? Well, following a number of requests I’ve recorded a couple of shows for showing you some more ideas. Infact, if you tune in today at 2pm GMT you’ll get to see the first of them! No interruptions, no adverts, just crafting – what could be better?!


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This card is partially the result of a demonstration from one of those shows – I created the background using the paints on a piece of card covered with plain calico fabric, stitched along two parallel lines. Having allowed the background to dry completely I added some extra splatters of Townhouse Teal and edged the fabric with some Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.


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To finish the card I stamped one of Limor Webber’s ‘Rugged Edge‘ designs in Postbox Red to one side.  Onto that I layered; Limor Webber ‘Circles‘ (stamped onto spare calico with the same Teal); some torn card marbled with the same paint as the fabric background; coordinating coloured ric rac trim (from my stash); leaves stamped from the ‘Giant Peony‘ set using Park Lane and Townhouse Teal; a ‘Dinkie Peony‘ heat embossed with white embossing powder and painted with more Postbox Red; and finally the sentiment from the ‘Becca‘ set stamped in Black Stazon ink.


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I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing what I’ve done with this paint marbled background. Don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for those IndigoBlu shows on for tips and demonstrations for using the English Cottage Artist’s Acrylic Paints on fabric and much more besides.

Whatever you’re up to this weekend take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx

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4 Comments on Fabric Marbling

  1. Wow Jenny, your card is stunning, the paint looks wonderful on the calico fabric and the Rugged Edge in Postbox red is fabulous. As for the Peony, it is really beautiful. I must go and check out the Catch Up TV now as, sadly, I missed your show today. Anne xx

    Anne R | April 11, 2015 at 9:23 pm () ()
  2. Your card really is stunning Jenny. Love the way you make ‘scrapbook layouts’ just perfect on cards. Terrific achievement of depth and lots of gorgeous little elements. The blue, white and red looks brilliant! Nicola x

    Paper Profusion | April 12, 2015 at 6:41 pm () ()
  3. This card is absolutely fabulous Jenny. Love how you have finished off the fabric you created in the British Craft Network show on Saturday. lol xxx

    Su Roberts | April 12, 2015 at 11:32 pm () ()
  4. Wow , the is stunning so many little elements.

    Heidi Schleimer | April 13, 2015 at 9:10 am () ()