Making Fabric Paper.
Another way to use Method 2 (Glue method) is to use fabric as a base and add to it. In these samples, I used different foundations and added paper scraps to them. This creates a useful foundation for stitch, but also a firm, durable paper for collage.
The next sample used thin cotton as a base. I used the same technique, so I will not repeat the steps again.
In my final sample, I used a very lightweight scrim as the base.
These fabric papers are a preliminary to making book covers. The final papers will be stitched and embellished for this purpose.
In order to remove some of the stiffness of these papers and use them in fabric collages, all that is needed is to scrunch them up and open them out flat several times - until you are happy with the texture. You will find that they take on a more fabric-like feel as you do this. The fabric and paper should not come apart. If this happens, then I would guess that you did not totally saturate the scraps with medium in adding them to the base. This is a very important step, and is why I add the pieces one by one.