Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Pillow Talk




HI!

Today's post is a bit of a long one and I apologize ahead of time. If I had not lost my voice, you would have had a video to watch, but instead I have a rather long, but hopefully detailed picture tutorial for you.

I will be sharing with you some fun stamping techniques and how to make paper cloth. My finished project is a fun little pillow I created using these techniques! You can stop with the initial stamping ideas if you aren't into making a mess or sewing, for a fun way to personalize and create your own background papers.

As for the paper cloth, it is a type of cloth created using muslin, white glue and tissue paper and other thin papers. I decided to try to create my own version of it using Bo Bunny papers, instead of tissue paper or thinner papers. The thicker papers make the finished product less flexible than your traditional paper cloth and therefore it does not bend quite as easily. However, it still bends enough to work for this project.


OUT FOR PUBLICATION


I hope this tutorial was helpful and that it made sense. If you have questions, please let me know!

And if you decide to create one yourself or are inspired in any way to create something from this post, we would love to see it!

Happy stamping, sewing and crafting!!!

Juliana

36 comments:

  1. Juliana!!! I absolutely LOVE this project!!! Simply stunning! I can't wait to try this out myself...thanks for the inspiration! :)

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  2. Love this project! Thanks for sharing :)

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  3. Oh my goodness! This is adorable!

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  4. this is really really neat. You are so cleaver.

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  5. OMG Juliana! That is beautiful! You are sooo stinkin creative!

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  6. Juliana...as I may have mentioned this and you are truly amazing and awesome! I just LOVE this project!!!

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  7. Fabulous project!

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  8. Wow! That is very impressive! Love leanring this new technique. Thank you for sharing!

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  9. Wow...what an incredible pillow! Fab tutorial!

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  10. Your tutorial is very clear and well done! Your project was very imaginative and it was fun to see it all come together. Scrapbooking and sewing are two of my strengths. I love the idea of paper cloth. Very inspiring post!!

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  11. Wow, this is amazing!!! I just love this project,can't wait to try it myself. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talent!!

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  12. This is BEAUTIFUL! I would of never of thought of this project on my own. Thano you so much for sharing.

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  13. WOW! what an amazing project. I can't wait to try it. When you get voice back will you still consider doing a video?

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  14. This is really cool, and I cannot wait to be able to make one myself. I do have a question. When placing your paper squares on the muslin, do you use any of the Mod Podge on the top of each square? Since this was not mentioned, I am guessing that you do not. Thanks for the marvelous idea.

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  15. WOWZA!!!!!! What a fabulous post Juliana!!!!!! Super cool!

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  16. Yes, I did put Mod Podge on top of the papers as well.

    Thanks for all of your wonderfully kind comments!

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  17. I just love it, so gorgeous, wowsers there is so much work gone into this, not sure if I have the patience, but you did an awesome job.

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  18. Wow how awesome is that! I'm really admiring your creativity Juliana!

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  19. This is completely and utterly amazing just like Juliana!!! Such a great idea and look at that perfect stitching!

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  20. OMG! Speechless!! (no pun intended!) I have made similar quilted pillows from all fabric, but to do this with BoB paper blows my mind. It is incredible!!! BTW - you're rockin' your new sewing machine! I love the idea of PAPER FABRIC - you really have me thinking. Plenty of muslin around here from my quilting days - thanks so much for sharing this Juliana!

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  21. OH MY GOODNESS!! JULIANA! You are soooooo creative and fabulous! Wowieeeeeee!

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  22. oh dear god this is unreal!! WAY too much work/sewing, etc involved, but i'd totally buy one of these!!!! GORGEOUS!

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  23. HOLY COW!!! THAT IS JUST AWESOME! I never would have guessed that you could do that! Thank you so much for sharing it! I can't wait to give it a try with some of my favorite BB papers -- I have so many, maybe I'll have a whole house filled with these cute pillows! ;)

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  24. You constantly amaze and impress me with your creativity! I would NEVER have thought to use paper for a pillow. Question - is it soft? I would be afraid to rip it. I am in love with it - and I am going to make at least one. Don't know exactly when, but I will, for sure! Thank you so much for being you!!!

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  25. SIGH! I LOOOOVE you Bo Bunny! Sewing and scrapbooking...they just work so well together. <3

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  26. how darn cute is this! luv it! tyvm!

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  27. This is so cool! I can't wait to try this! Thank you for posting the tutorial!!!

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  28. This is just beyone awesome Juliana! Awesome tutorial and project!

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  29. WOW! I'm stunned, that is very creative and beautiful!

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  30. Juliana, this is so magnificent, honestly I just love it and what a wonderful idea.

    Carole xx

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  31. Wow Juliana!! I'm blown away!! This is simply fabulous!! What a wonderful idea and I am really wanting to try it!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  32. Wow! This is absolutely amazing and beautiful. What a seamstress. You really used your creativity on this inspiring project!

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  33. Stunning! What a great idea, Love it ♥

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