Now, I know that bakers twine or embroidery floss isn't really "that" expensive..but this concept evolved because I decided I needed the twine after I had already adhered my paper. So this is a tutorial combined with a Frugal Friday!!
So usually you would just wrap the twine around and around and around, right... so let's say you're wrapping a 6 inch photo (like this one)...
I always wrap so there are 3 strands on the top... so 6 inches x 3 wraps = 18 inches, plus it's also wrapped on the back...so double that and you get 36 inches. So 1 yard of twine just to wrap this photo.
So, let's move on to my idea...
So here's my layout already adhered... and I decided I needed a "wrap of twine" around the bottom red patterned paper, but I don't want to rip up my layout....
So... I lift the left edge - (let's call it End A) of the paper poke a hole under the paper..
Then I feed my twine (aqua colored) through my hole and scotch tape it onto the backside (so there is no knots)...
Then I wrap the twine to the other end (right end - End B) of the patterned paper, poke hole at that end and feed it through to the back... (Yes, I'm using a needle)
Now here is where the trick comes in... on the back side, instead of wrapping all the way back to the first side (left end - A) again, I just poke another hole in the the same side I just came down on (End B) and go back up there...scotch tape the back side to hold it firm & prevent tearing. (this eliminates the wasted twine on the back side)...
Wrap twine back to left end (end A), poke hole, feed to back of paper, poke another hole & come back up (scotch tape)...again eliminating the wasted wrap on the backside.
So this is what the backside of my paper looks like:
And the front side:
So the paper was about 10 inches long... and I used 10 inches x3 on the top... 30 inches and maybe 2 inches on the back. so 32 inches. If I had wrapped it all the way around front, back, front, back..I'd have used about 60 inches of twine....
I also attached a button just by poking two holes and feeding twine from the backside through hole 1, then the button and back through the second hole. -- Scotch tape again to avoid knots...
here is that additional look on the backside:
And here is the button/wrap from the front:
Then I also added a few more pieces of patterned paper to the lower edge and this is my completed layout:
And a closeup of the finished layout:
Great tip. Love your layout!ReplyDelete
Great tip! I have some baker's twine that I hardly ever use. This is a great idea. tfs!!!ReplyDelete
I agree a very useful tip. Love the LO too.TFS!ReplyDelete
That is a very cool tip! Thanks so much for sharing!ReplyDelete
Perfect 'tuck & file' technique... I always think of that kind of embellishment after the page is 'done-sh'. This is a great idea, Thank-You for sharing!ReplyDelete
I like that!!!ReplyDelete
Great idea! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete