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  1. carolyn kay
    April 14, 2011 @ 8:29 pm

    luv ur site;;;i work long days and ur blog helps me to realize that i CAN b creative, too…thnx ck

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  2. Barbara Zuazua
    April 21, 2011 @ 9:11 am

    This is really cool. I never knew how that was done and wasn’t really interested in it until now. Thanks for sharing your technique! I’m going to give that a try today!
    -Barbara

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    • Linda Matthews
      May 9, 2011 @ 8:37 am

      Good luck Barbara, this is one of my very favorite techniques and I use it in a lot of different ways. I hope you enjoy!

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      • Barbara
        December 15, 2015 @ 11:02 am

        This was a long time ago! I did do it. It’s a fabulous technique! I made a base for paintings of my SkyGirls for a community gallery school show where I taught kids sewing.
        These would be the perfect base for a treasure map!
        You inspire me! Thanks!

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  3. Padma Rao
    May 8, 2011 @ 5:14 am

    Thank you so much for sharing this. You have inspired me to take on my art work after a gap of some 25 years. I intend to keep going.
    Padma

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    • Linda Matthews
      May 9, 2011 @ 8:39 am

      Thanks Padma, I think it’s so important to be creative even if it’s just for a short while every day or week. Making it a regular practice will change you in so many good ways. Good luck!

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  4. Lara
    May 10, 2011 @ 3:12 am

    Just in time for my final piece for my Bachelor in visual arts degree. I had never heard of this technique before.

    Many thanks for putting this information up for us to see.

    Lara

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    • Linda Matthews
      May 10, 2011 @ 9:27 am

      Good luck Lara – it’s a fun technique!

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  5. Barbara Zuazua
    May 10, 2011 @ 8:36 am

    I tried this! I love it for a painting surface. I did 3 paintings in a week! It was inspiring to have a “new” surface to work with. Thanks for sharing!

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    • Linda Matthews
      May 10, 2011 @ 9:28 am

      Thanks Barbara, I’m glad you were inspired by the technique!

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  6. Ricki
    June 20, 2011 @ 12:04 am

    These are beautiful, I can think of many ideas for using these..and many other fun things to incorporate also. I’m curious as to how they hold up to washing?

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    • Linda Matthews
      June 20, 2011 @ 8:44 am

      Ricki, This is not something that would wash so if you tried to wash it it would fall apart.

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  7. Lois
    July 19, 2012 @ 8:40 am

    Hi Linda. I just love your work so much. Thank you for sharing with all of us all the time. You definately inspire me. I love the fabric paper idea, it looks awesome. On the green one, there is a lot of extra texture. Is that from the paper? I love the look. Thank you so much

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  8. Jelly
    July 19, 2012 @ 8:42 am

    Thank you for sharing this. I love it. I’m going to give that a try.

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  9. Patt Anderson
    July 19, 2012 @ 9:10 am

    Thanks for sharing…I will practice this morning..I love the texture.

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  10. Eileen
    July 27, 2012 @ 8:08 am

    Thanks for sharing this technique. Can it be ironed?

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    • Linda Matthews
      July 31, 2012 @ 2:25 pm

      Yes, but you’ll want to protect your iron by using a pressing cloth or something similar.

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  11. Cris Winters
    April 18, 2013 @ 10:28 am

    Thanks so much for sharing that, Linda. I have done a little of this but your method goes much farther. Very beautiful! You are impressive!!!!

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  12. Sharon Joyner
    January 3, 2015 @ 1:42 am

    Just wanted to say Thank you for putting this together and sharing with us. I have bit the bullet and started a fabric art journal for this year and I am really looking forward to trying this. Happy New Year.

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  13. Sharon
    December 11, 2015 @ 8:21 am

    Hi Linda! I love the uniqueness of the fabric paper as none of them are alike! Now, can I use this “fabric” to make a traveler journal (like a Midori, or in this case, a fabricdori?)

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    • LindaM
      December 15, 2015 @ 9:23 am

      I don’t know what a traveler journal is so I guess all you can do is try. It will either work – or it won’t.

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