I bought some lutradur to play with. This is a polyester fiber that is kind of like interfacing but not. It is fibrous like fiberglass looks, but it is pliable and you can do almost anything with it. It takes paint beautifully. you can cut it up, collage on it and sew on it by machine of hand. I am playing with it with the intention of creating an art book, whenever I think the pages are finished.
This page has magazine clippings, cut out lutradur, inkjet print outs and fabric run through a toner printer glued on to it with acrylic gel medium. it has machine stitching and some color added with tsukineko inks.

This is the back side. It has a mexican prayer card and a lotteria image glued onto it. I stiched a laminated virgen of guadelupe to some lutradur and stiched that on as well.

On this page I added some hand stitching and sewed in some window screen. The waves are watercolor pencil.

This is the back side with sharpie marker on the left and seaweed painted with shiva oilsticks. the fish have a little color added with Tsukineko inks.

This page has the addition of some beads glued on the crown and stitched on the squares.

The painted lutradur squares are glued on with gel medium and secured with hand stitching.
This is what I have to deal with today. yuck!

10 Responses to “Lutradur”

  1. Julaine says:

    Love that lutradur! Metallic stamp pads just rubbed on it looks cool, too!

    Beautiful, Judy…

  2. Laura says:

    Really wonderful stuff. I love the idea of art books but seldom take the time to make them. I can hardly wait to see them in person.

  3. Joanne S says:

    Where do you buy this lutradur? I love the idea of your book and I like to use paper, paint and gel medium on my collage so this is a very good idea for me.

    So you still have not been able to set up your “art” studio? How is the construction going?

    I have been considering a wood floor in my studio–removing the carpet. I would have to move everything OUT–put it where? But the smooth floor surface would be fantastic.

  4. Deborah says:

    I’m seeing lots of “Deb” influence here. Wonderful! I hope you had a great visit.

  5. Emily says:

    I have been wondering what this Lutradur buzz was all about–now I know! Thanks for all those photos, just gorgeous.

  6. Great ideas for Lutradur. I just got some myself. You are local! I am in Aurora. Belinda

  7. Anonymous says:

    I can say this from experience! Don’t put a wood floor in a studio, it may look nice, but wood absorbs everything, spilled paint, inks, glue–etc. The best floor I have had yet are vinyl floor tiles from home depot. I was amazed by the selection. I got some that look just like stone. People have even commented on my stone floor???? And it cleans up great.

  8. Waltraud says:

    This lutradur seems to be a wonderful stuff. Your results are great.

  9. Dee Mallon says:

    I came here to learn more about lutradur — thanks! But what I want to comment on is your mess… love to see that other quilters make great big piles of mess!!! will create link to here on my blog…

  10. dorothy hurkett says:

    What fun you are having…I just got back to working on the lutradur…Im going to be doing free motion embroidery…if it works I’ll try to figure out how to post it somewhere.

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