• Adds sheer texture and interesting dimension to art quilts, fiber art, mixed media work, as well as a wide variety of crafts
• 100% non-woven polyester sheets are acid-free and tear-resistant
• The perfect size for ink-jet printers (pre-treat with a thin coat of Liquitex Matte Gel Medium for best results)
• Pick up a copy of Lesley Riley's book, Fabulous Fabric Art with Lutradur, to learn creative techniques
Everyone's talking about Lutradur, the fabulously versatile cross between paper and fabric. Sew it, paint it, inkjet print on it, stencil it, stamp it, pleat it, dye it, distress it, die-cut it, sculpt with it, fold it, weave it, needlefelt on it. Available in handy packs of 8.5x11 sheets, exclusively from C&T Publishing.
Review By: Nancy Lefko, - January 25, 2010
"A versatile cross between fabric and paper,” Lutradur can be colored, stitched, fused, glued, printed or transferred upon. And that’s just the beginning. It comes in 8 1/2” x 11” sheets; regular (70 gram) and heavyweight (100 gram.)
In working with Lutradur, I added color with acrylic paints, oil pastels and water-soluble crayons. I stamped upon it with Staz-On inks and did rubbings over raised elements, using oil pastels, to add texture to the Lutradur. I think I was most impressed by the printing of images onto the Lutradur via my ink-jet printer. I experimented with printing on treated and untreated Lutradur and definitely like the crispness of the images on the treated Lutradur better. (It can be treated with matte medium, gesso or as I did, spray matte sealant.) I also printed onto painted (and then sealed) Lutradur and really liked the effect.
Although the non-fray quality of Lutradur is what attracts so many artists and quilters, I actually would have liked a torn edge on some of my Lutradur pieces. However, one can manipulate the Lutradur with heat to achieve a less than sharp edge or lacy quality."