Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Adding Color to Fabric

Welcome back to the Green House on the Hill.  I am happy that you have stopped by to see what is going on here today.  In keeping with my theme this week of using fabric, I decided to play with adding some color to my fabric.  Here is what I started with…

And here is a list of what I used…
My Creatopia fitted with a scalloped blade (you could just use a plain old pair of scissors or a pair of decorative edged scissors)
Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels.  I ended up using a few colors; lemon meringue and SWAK.
A piece of muslin I had sitting around from an old sewing project.
An old box, cut in half, that I use for containing my mess when I spray stuff!

The Creatopia by Xyron is a pretty cool tool.  It comes with a basic platform.  By switching out various cartridges, you can make it laminate, apply adhesive, cut or emboss.  There are probably a few other things this tool can do that I am forgetting.  I used the cutting attachment, fitted with a scalloped blade.  I ran a double thickness of muslin through it and it cut a nice scalloped border.

I cut about a 2 inch strip from the scalloped edge of the muslin.  Next, I pulled out my spraying box and a few bottles of Glimmer Mist and sprayed the fabric.

I sprayed one piece yellow and the other one pink.  The Glimmer Mist adds a little bit of color and some sparkle to the fabric.  Who doesn’t love a little bit of sparkle!

Finally, I scrunched up the fabric to add some texture and left it to dry.  Tomorrow, I plan to add it to a scrapbook page, so stop back tomorrow to see what I come up with!

Thanks for stopping by to see what is going on in the Green House on the Hill today.  And don’t forget to post a comment on Monday’s post for a chance to win a copy of Creating Keepsakes special publication, Scrapbooking with Fabric & Notions that the good folks at Creating Keepsakes have so graciously provided.


  1. Very cool! :) I've never heard of that machine!

  2. You have done a great job with posting very interesting projects this start-up week for your blog. Will be checking back tomorrow to see your finished flowers. I know they'll be pretty. I said flowers, but you may have something else in mind.

  3. too cool! can't wait to come back tomorrow!