Hello, everyone! What a great day to be alive! I am going to demonstrate something that is easy, a little time consuming, but sure makes a fun page. What I am going to show is how to weave a background page. This can be very colorful or it could be a solid color but add a lot of texture with the strips of paper used. I chose to use just two colors, this time, so it will be easy to see what I am doing.
First I put a dot at 1″ intervals on the paper I was going to use. I did the same thing at the opposite end. This was just so I could line up my straight edge and have 1″ wide strips. (The last time I did this I used 1 1/2″ strips. It is whatever the person scrapping likes or the look that is trying to be accomplished.) I then tore my paper using the straight edge. I lined up the dots at both ends with the straight edge and held it firmly in place while I made the tear. I did this for both colors that I was using.
I adhered one end of each of the first color to a white piece of card stock (could use a different color but it won’t show much). I went all the way up the page.
Then, with the other color, I started at the top of the page (on the side where the other color is attached) and started weaving the alternate color in and out of the strips vertically. I pushed the strip as close to the attached side as possible. Then I got another strip and did the same thing except instead of starting under on the weave I started over.
I did this all the way across the page. Then I trimmed off the excess on the end and adhered all the ends to the white card stock (or whatever paper it was touching). I did take a plain strip of the green paper and put it over the end where I started attaching first. I thought this gave the page a neater look. Here is the finished background paper and then my finished page.
I hope all of you have a blessed day!