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Terial Magic is a liquid fabric stabilizer that turns fabric into a fray-free, paper-like material which can be manipulated in ways that were previously unavailable. This obviously makes it perfect for anyone who sews or quilts, but it is also great for papercrafters! Once fabric is treated, you can stamp on it, die-cut it, run it through your digital die cutting machine, even PRINT digital images onto it using your personal printer -- and I can't wait to share a product I created doing that! It’s amazing for creating fabric flowers, bows and so much more. I can't wait to share more projects I made with it in the future!
Here are the easy-to-use directions:
Here's how I amended those directions:
Step 1: I laid the fabric into my clean sink and sprayed it in there (larger protected area to use it in, and one less bowl to clean!)
Step 2: I laid the fabric onto my self-healing cutting mat to air dry for a little while, because of the next step.
Step 3: Because I was lazy and didn't want to get out my iron if I didn't absolutely HAVE to, I tried to finish drying the fabric with my heat embossing tool and that worked great ... Another score for crafting products!! Now if that heat tool would iron the rest of our household's laundry, we'd be all set, LOL!
Once your project is complete, Terial Magic can be left in the fabric or washed out if the stabilizing quality is no longer needed. You can read more about Terial Magic, as well as find answers to frequently asked questions HERE.
Here's what I did for today's card:
After treating my fabric with Terial Magic and letting it dry, I ran it through my die cutting machine using Essentials by Ellen's Mondo Magnolia dies:
After cutting all three sizes of dies from coordinating fabrics, I tried gold heat embossing the flower center with its coordinating stamp set, Mondo Magnolia, and it worked beautifully! You don't get the norm deeply raised image like you would on cardstock, because most of the embossing sinks into the fabric, but it does give great texture (slightly raised) and color!
Next, I hand stitched the three flower pieces together in the flower center, accenting the stamped lines. The flower was attached to the card base with X-Press It Foam Tape, to give it lots of dimension! The Neenah Solar White card base was covered with a white panel die cut with Taylored Expresssions Chevron Cutting Plate. I wish my photos had turned out better -- the card is much prettier in person, but all of the white kept washing out in the photos :(
Lastly, I die cut Essentials by Ellen Brushstroke Hello three times from 100 Lb. Neenah Solar White cardstock, stacked and glued them together, then topped them with another die cut from gold glitter paper, to match the gold embossed flower center ... ooh-la-la!!
I would love to hear your ideas on how you would use Terial Magic and see your creations -- I think the possibilities are endless!