Friday, May 2, 2014

Lutradur, may I try it?


What, may you ask, is Lutradur?

Basically it is a non woven stabilizer used in upholstery and automotive processes. It comes in different weights and is usually white but can be found in a grey. It can be bought by the yard at some fabric stores but also in packages.  A more comprehensive article on it can be found here.

Lesley Riley has done a lot to introduce Lutradur to the the mixed media bag of tricks.

There are many techniques that can be used on Lutradur.  It is very versatile.  These include painting, dyeing, inks, drawing, stitching,  embossing, image transfers, screen printing, stamping and stenciling, foiling, needle felting, heat distressing, ...










Using ideas from Lesley's books, I want to make a memory box and fill it with pages that focus on various techniques but follow the theme of Mother, may I...

I will be posting my findings on Thursdays, May 8,15, 22, and 29.  I am learning lots about my family and lots about Lutradur.  I hope this will be memorable.  ;^)

9 comments:

Jo Ferguson said...

Love what you've done so far, especially the leaf. I can't wait to see what you do next.

Createology said...

A memory book of Mother's treats in May will be marvelous using your newly found Lutradur. Love what you have done so far. Creative Lutradur Bliss...

Margaret said...

It's fun to see your Lutradur play. I've found that, painted with silver metallic craft paint, it makes great grain bins in my landscapes. :-)

Threadpainter said...

Elle ... I will be watching to see what you discover that you didn't already know !

Jennifer Scantlebury Vienneau said...

Great idea, Elle! Will be interested in following along and seeing where this experience takes you.

thesewinggeek said...

Wow what a great start Elle... I think I am going to try to link you up with the the blog so people can see what you are up too!
Jo

Ann Scott said...

Such neat pieces and ideas!

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Really enjoyed seeing all that you have done with Lutradur. Very neat! Thx for all the pictures.

Sheila said...

I am interested to see what you create , I had not heard of this product until recently . Love the leaf ,!