mercredi 13 octobre 2010

Project 52 weeks of ATC's - Week 41

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This week, we'll try paper weaving - a perfect technique to use up some of those paper scraps we all have lying around.

For my example, I used the leftover backgrounds from the previous weeks' techniques. 

You will need: 
  • Strips of paper or cardstock about 1/2" wide, and long enough to cover the chosen surface - here, an ATC. Allow for extra, we will cut it in the end.
  • A piece of cardstock in the desired size - here: 2 1/4" x 3 1/4".
  • Liquid glue or double-sided sheet adhesive
  • ATC and decorations.

Steps :
  1. Place several strips side by side, depending on the width of your piece of cardstock. You can stabilize them with temporary adhesive onto your work surface to make it easier to manipulate.
  2. Weave a first strip perpendicular to the series setup on the work surface. Start by passingon top of the first strip, then under the second, on top of the third, and so on until the end.
  3. Weave a second strip beside the first one, but this time start under the first strip, over the second, under the third, and so on, until the end.
  4. Repeat this step, alternating "over" and "under" until you have a woven piece the size you need. I chose an ATC. 
  5. All this will be a little loose, since nothing has been glued down. but it should hold fairly well nonetheless. If you wish, at this point, you can tighten the strips together carefully, with your fingertips.
  6. Once you have the desired result, cover the background piece with glue or double-sided adhesive - This is my 2 1/4" x 3 1/4" piece in the list).
  7. Place the woven sheet on top of the piece of cardstock to glue it down. The piece should be completely hidden and there whould be some extra all around.
  8. Cut out the extra all around the piece of cardstock. Further to this, some tips will be loose, as they are not in direct contact with any adhesive. Just add a drop of glue to each and let it all dry.

Once the piece is dry, adhere it to the ATC back and decorate.


Don't forget to come show us your work on the store forum!

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