Monday, February 20, 2012

Tutorial: Twine Sentiment by Kate!

Howdy y'all! I recently picked up an awesome kit containing October Afternoon's Sasparilla line from My Scrapbook Nook. I'm really loving this paper. It's so fun! I have created a couple of cards so far, including the one that I'm going to show you today.

I'm all about trying everything and anything under the sun when it comes to crafting. I discovered a neat way of  creating a title or sentiment with a little bit of glue and some twine. Here's how:

  1. Gather up a piece of paper, some twine, some strong glue (I like to use Beacon's 3-in-1 Glue or Helmar's 450 Quick Dry), sharp scissors, a pencil and an eraser. 

    Step 1

  2. Hand write (like I did here) or print out a sentiment on the paper from your computer. Keep your eraser handy just in case you don't like it on your first try. Remember to keep your sentiment BIG. This technique doesn't work very well otherwise.

    Step 2

  3. Apply glue along your pencil lines, working in small sections at a time. Be careful to not get any glue seepage. If you do, carefully rub it with your finger once it starts to dry a little bit and it should come off. Don't let it completely dry, or it will be there for good. 

    Apply your twine to the glue lines and press it down. 

    Step 3

  4. This image shows the completed sentiment.You will notice that I used more than one piece of twine. I cut it at appropriate spots to make for a cleaner look. For example, the left side of the 'h' is made up of one small piece of twine and the right side of the 'h' into the loop of the 'o' is another piece of twine. I have circled all of the spots where the pieces of twine are cut to show what my strategy was. 

  5. Lastly, I fussy cut around the twine sentiment. This is optional, you could apply your twine sentiment directly to your card or other project. I decided that this approach was right for my card.

Here is my completed card. I hope that you like it!

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