Sunday, September 7, 2008

Hooray for Naugahyde

Ever since I bought a remnant of Naugahyde (a.k.a. "pleather") at Joann Fabrics about a year ago, I've loved integrating this type of upholstery fabric into my collages. The texture of the surface is perfect for the acrylic lines I draw on with squeeze bottles; the lines "sit" well on the surface without spreading. I've bought Naugahyde in cream and two versions of beige, and yesterday I made the collage above using a scrap of blue-gray.

Love this stuff! But I wouldn't want to wear a coat made out of it, or sit on a couch made out of it.


Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Catherine, I think your blog is is on my morning stop and read list. I've an award for you...please stop by and pick it up!
Mary Ann

Catherine Carter said...
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Catherine Carter said...

Mary Ann, thank you so much for reading my blog, and what a treat to find that you've given me this award for it. You've absolutely made my day! BTW, I love your charming and powerful "Necessity of Light" muse.

Anonymous said...

Catherine, I've wondered over the years just what the heck a nauga is anyway!

That stuff sounds like fun! As you know I love texture and am always looking for new "touchy" things.

Catherine Carter said...

Naugahyde rocks, Martha, I highly recommend it in collages. One technical caveat, though. I use acrylic gel to adhere it to the canvas or board, and you can't get glue onto the surface of the Naugahyde, or it leaves a mark and a sticky surface. It's a great texture, though, if you can manage to be neat (I have a hard time!).