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Guest Artist ~ LISA FULMER

ALTERED PAGES is honored to share the AMAZING Lisa Fulmer with you!

Many of you may already know her, some this may be your first introduction.  Once you read about her and see her art, you will know why we think she is so AMAZING! 

 Please help me welcome
LISA FULMER!

Lisa Fulmer is very accomplished in the craft industry, she has worked several years as a project designer, teacher, demonstrator and marketing consultant. She refers to herself as “an ardent artist and a chronic crafter”—her life is filled with art: mixed media, cardmaking, art journaling, beading, needlework, sewing, painting, photography, general crafts—there's precious little that she hasn't tried and totally loved creating.

She writes a weekly column for her town's news blog that features local artists, crafters, performances and more. She is also a regular craft writer for CraftFoxes.com, Famtivity.com and Bella Crafts Quarterly. She is the Publicity Chair for her local art association, a volunteer for her county's Arts & Culture Commission, as well as an active member of the Craft & Hobby Association.


Her new book, Craft Your Stash—Transforming Craft Closet Treasures into Gifts, Home Décor & More, releases in October 2014. Click HERE for details on how to order. 



Fabric Postcard by Lisa Fulmer


The sentiment “yes we can” means a lot to me - it’s a mantra that motivates me to get up and make the most of every day. Pairing the words with vintage photos of Parisian cancan dancers makes it even more meaningful and fun!

Supplies:
Altered Pages photo collage sheet
Altered Pages silk sari strips
Phoomph Fabric Bonding Sheet
Craft Attitude Inkjet Film
Elmer’s Extra Strength Glue Stick
Natural muslin
Ribbons and hemp cord
Adhesive rhinestones
Cardboard
Scissors and paper trimmer
Iron


1. Print desired images and sentiment on to Craft Attitude and trim out. Position on ironed muslin to determine the overall size of your postcard and trim the muslin to about an inch larger than you need. My finished card is about 6” x 7.5”.

2. Cut a sheet of Phoomph to the finished size, peel the liner off from one side and center it the sticky side to the center of the muslin. Press the muslin to the Phoomph – leave the liner in place on the back for now.

3. Follow the Craft Attitude package directions to adhere the images to the front of the postcard with the glue stick.

4. Iron the sari strip and adhere it in position to the muslin with the glue stick. Glue down the sentiment and glue additional ribbons and/or help cord as borders.

5. Turn the card over and peel off the paper liner on the back. Trim and wrap the edges of the muslin and ribbons around to stick to the back side of the Phoomph; use glue stick as needed to secure loose ends. Trim a piece of cardboard to size and press it down on the back to cover everything.

6. Embellish the card with adhesive rhinestones. If you want to actually send the card through the mail, use thick white cardstock on the back instead of cardboard, and avoid using rhinestones or other dimensional embellishments on the front.
To learn more about Lisa Fulmer visit her blog or friend her on Facebook!

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