This is another painted burlap project I recently did using one of my new IOD transfers. I am not normally into the Western style, but the Desperado transfer has so many fun elements for projects. I really liked the large block of script and the flowers on this project.
This project could be really fun with other transfers as well, but I really liked the black and white look for this one.
Steps & Tips
Pull strand along entire long edge from burlap length; cut along opening to reduce fraying
Protect the pages before paining/sealing the burlap
Wet paint to help it spread better
Seal the paint very well with a sealer for transfer adhesion & paint durability
Be sure paint and sealer are entirely DRY before transferring
Seal over the transfer to preserve it
Pay attention to the top and opening side before decorating the outside
Consider painting/sealing/decorating the inside of the burlap
Paint burlap a different color
Use different hem finishing (colored, patterned stitch, eyelets, trim, hardware, etc.)
Experiment with different closures
Use different papers inside or use pre-printed images/documents in your scroll
Try different transfers, or use stamps, stencils, etc. on the burlap
Roll it around a spool, a stick, a tube, or keep it a soft scroll.