From Stephanie's blog...
A few weeks ago during my Quilt Walk, I bought a package of lovely Moda Fabric Squares by Basic Grey.
When I read the instructions on my new Collall Tacky Glue, I saw that its uses included textiles, and the instructions said it would dry transparent & remain flexible, so I decided to give it a try. I used my fingers to adhere a thin coating of the glue on a piece of thick watercolor paper and then adhered my fabric. There was very little *bleed* through and it dried perfectly.
Since my fingers were already gluey, I tried a second piece for good measure.
For several days of thinking about what I wanted to do with my now dry and flexible fabric squares. I decided to try a little stamping. I started with the texty butterfly stamp from Birds & Butterflies and Teal Zeal Memento ink.
You can see at the top left, that my spacing was a little off (I pretty much eye-ball everything I do), so I added the bird from the same set to help fill in the space.
I'd like to say I had a plan at this point, but I really didn't. I just like to try things as I go and let creativity take me wherever it wants. The next step was to do something with my second fabric square ... I decided to see if it would emboss ... and turns out it embossed beautifully.
The embossing is a gorgeous 8" folder from Crafter's Companion called Regency Swirls ... only one problem, I don't have an 8" embossing machine. So I did what any ingenious crafter would do, I Used my Tim Holtz Serrated Craft Scissers to trim one inch off each side, so it would fit through my 6" Cuttlebug opening ... and I still have the two beautiful swirls right down the middle.
Turns out my Teal Zeal ink didn't quite match my teal solid fabric, so I added a bit of the ink to the embossed texture.
The sponged ink worked great to coordinate my two pieces, but unfortunately, the ink kept rubbing off on my hands. I went searching for a sealing spray, but instead decided to see how my new Gold Sray & Sparkle Glitter Varnish would work ... the answer, fabulously.
I held the sold piece closer to the spray bottle to get more solid glitter coverage (and better sealing). I held the stamped piece a bit further away from the spray to get a lighter glittery effect.
After drying overnight I used strong double-sided tape to assemble my fabric panels. I used a scrap of my stamped panel to stamp the Home sentiment in Rich Cocoa Memento Ink (trimmed from the Home Sweet Home sentiment from Jingle Bells).
I will certainly be using my Collall Tacky Glue to play with more of my fabric stash.