I’m really into using the twine/string. This will probably be my last installment (for awhile) but this was so cute and versatile I just couldn’t pass it up. First I cut two 3″ circles. They were both out of cardstock but I wish I would have made one out of regular paper. The first one was for the actual embellishment I was making. The other was for measuring where to put my notches. It would have been easier if the measuring circle was not so thick.
So…. one of the circles was out of scrap paper. That circle I folded into fourths.
I lined up the folded circle onto the back of the circle I was going to use.
I placed it on top of the back of the circle that I am using for the embellishment. I then put a dot (notice the gold dot) where the center of the circle was and on both sides on the outer edge.
I then unfolded the white paper one fold so 1/2 of the circle was showing. I placed it on top of the blue paper. I placed a gold dot on the outer edge of the blue paper .
The scrap paper is now unfolded 1/2 way and I placed a dot on the outer edged of the blue paper.
I then moved the white paper around so that I could mark a total of eight dots evenly on the outer edge.
Once I knew where I wanted them placed I punched 1/2 of a hole using my small hole punch. The best way to make sure I was punching the hole in the right place was by turning the punch upside down and looking for the gold dot through the hole on the bottom of the punch. Once it was there I pushed making sure I was only making 1/2 a hole on the outside edge of the paper.
Placing the punch upside down and finding the dots inside the hole on the bottom of the hole punch.
The circle with all of the 1/2 holes punched on the edge.
After all the holes were punched I place a glue dot in the center on the back of the blue paper. I then pushed a piece of twine into the glue dot and started wrapping it around the circle. I had the twine pass over one notch and then went and wrapped it over the notch directly across from it. I then went to the notch across and right beside the one I already covered. I did this until I passed over every notch and then pressed the end of the twine into the glue dot on the back.
The embellishment with the twine wrapped around and secured on the back.
Once this step was finished I put some brads on the front and then finished my page. I really liked the results. This idea can be used for flowers, tires, awards, and a lot of other things.
Tim, spring 2011.
Have a fantastic hump day!