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Paper Quilting 102

If you have already made a paper-quilted rectangle from Paper Quilting 101 you are probably thinking, "Now what?"  Emboss it!

Photo 1 shows a quilted rectangle in a Cuttlebug embossing folder.  I used Provo Craft's 5" x 7" embossing folder in my Wizard (Spellbinder) to create a totally different look to my "quilt."

Photo 2 is the almost-finished product.  The right side of the paper quilt has been lightly sponged with brown ink to accent the embossed pattern.  You can clearly see the difference.  The intensity of sponging depends on the desired results.  Darker ink with more sponging will yield a more dramatic appearance of the embossed pattern.

There are some papers that I don't even sponge the edges of the quilt pieces before gluing.  It is all about what you want the end result to be.  I suggest laying the pieces out on the paper before gluing to get an idea of what the finished product will be.

Check back soon for Part 3!

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5 Responses »

  1. This is great--really looks like fabric!

  2. Love this idea! I made a 'quilted' scrapbook page years ago and wish I would have embossed it! This is a great series!! Bring on project number 3!!

  3. Great idea running the final quilt through the Cuttlebug. Nice indeed!

  4. OH I think this is a marvelous idea!!!!! I followed your first tutorial and enjoyed learning how to make the squares... this is a great addition to your creation!!! Thankyou for sharing!

  5. Shelly -

    I love your paperquilting idea and this embossing with an embossing folder is just super! What a wonderful way to use up scraps. Thank you for sharing with us. Love this!

    Elaine Allen