Use those scraps of fabric and paper! – Off the Rails Scrapbooking

Hi there, today I´d like to share with you a little „Off the Rails“ step-by-step tutorial on how I added canvas elements to my May „Fabric challenge“ layout. By the way, you might want to check back to the OTR blog on more regular basis for some nice challenges and inspiration :)….

 I first took a piece of white old T-shirt and cut some circles out of it.

Then I chose some Lindy´s Stamp Gang spray ink tones and sprayed the fabric circles in different colours.

Then I went along and stamped with a rubber stamps (N* Studio „Wired“) and black archival ink over the circles and let them dry properly.

While the fabric was drying I started creating the background for my layout. I first applied some crackle paste thru a The Crafter´s Workshop stencil onto the background paper and let that layer dry.

After the paste was dry I applied some color splatters (using the same Lindy´s Stamp Gang colours like for the circles) onto the background for additional detail.

Then I used the same wired stamp and stamped some images with a grey dye ink onto the background.

I then cut some paper scraps into various sized pieces, inked their edges and glued them on their places.


Now that the fabric circles were all dry I could glue them down on their places. I applied them in clusters and also cut some additional circles out of a piece of residue misted paper (the smaller yellowish circles) and glued those down too.

Then I just used the same yellowish misted paper piece for adding some rub-on details to the page. I first rubbed the words onto the misted piece, outlined them with a black pen and then just fussy cut those.

And this is how the finished layout looks like. I have added some enamel embellishments and chipboard pieces as well as some rub-ons and puffy stickers for decoration. The title is outlined with a black Copic marker. I hope you get inspired to use those scraps of fabric and paper – they make for great additional elements on cards and layouts!! Have fun!

 xoxo, Sanna

12 Gedanken zu “Use those scraps of fabric and paper! – Off the Rails Scrapbooking

  1. I’ll totally be thinking twice before I toss those next fabric scraps ;). TFS, Sanna! LOVE the grunge look! FUN!

    • thank you 🙂 ..and yes, never ever throw anything away, you never know when you will need it 😉

  2. That’s a fun way to use up those fabric scraps Sanna! Love your end product…bright and beautiful!

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  4. I have NO IDEA where you come up with such clever stuff…but it is SUPER impressive & I love how it’s added so much ‚pop‘ to your page… always, thanks for sharing…now, I just gotta pull all that material I chucked into the bin OUT again…..*winks*!!!