Step 1 - Cut 3" squares from 9 different papers - I chose fall colors to go with my photo.
Step 2 - Lay out the squares to see how the colors go togther and see if you like the color and pattern combination.
Step 3 - Wet and crumple your papers to give the appearance of fabric. Gently smooth out and let dry.
Step 4 - Tear a piece of muslin or whatever fabric you want to use for the background - mine is 10" square. You can cut or use pinking shears if you want. I let my edges ravel to add to the homespun look. Layer your paper squares onto the muslin with the edges touching and add a small amout of glue in the center of each paper square to hold in place while you stitch.
Step 5 - Stitch over the seams of the paper using a zig-zag stitch - I did the interior rows first and then the outside.
This is how the back will look.
After you have finished stitching, trim any loose threads and crumple to soften. This makes a great textured layer for a LO. I just left mine a little rumpled and glued it onto my LO with fabric glue.
Hope you will give this fun and easy technique a try! :)