Wednesday, December 30, 2009
I made this layout with Making Memories paper and embelishments. The chipboard letters were from We Are Memory Keepers. I covered the letters with paper that matched. This is a good technique to use when you have chipboard letters but they don't match your layout. I have also used paint. I just apply the paint with a small paintbrush. I have also spritzed letters with water, then splatter paint pens until it gets a color I like. I have also covered letters with my brush markers. If I don't want to wait for paint or markers to dry, I hit them with my heat tool, otherwise I work on another part of my layout while they dry. It usually takes about an hour but depends on how thick I paint. Try these techniques, or think of something else. The ideas are endless.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
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Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Punch your holes. You can use a ruler to keep your holes straight. A Tim Holtz ruler works well for this because there are holes you can put a pencil through to mark where to punch. I used the water threading craft punch by Fiskers on this sample. You might want to try first with holes not so close together. It is a pretty easy technique, as it is as easy as a shoe lace to tie. Start your ribbon in the front.
On the back cross the ribbon and go into the next hole.
On the front, cross again and go back through the next holes. Continue this until your project is complete. Then add to you layout.