Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tuesday Tutorial: Woven Background

Card base 5 1/2” x 5 1/2"
Sheet of decorative cardstock
5” x 5" coordinating paper A for warp base
5 1/4" x 5 1/4" coordinating paper B for mat
Paper trimmer
Stamps and Embellishments


    Step 1
    Cut strips of paper from the decorative paper. Using a paper trimmer, cut strips 1/2" wide and 8 1/2” long. Randomly select 9 strips and adhere one end of each strip of paper onto your 5" x 5" coordinating paper A. The strips should line up in a row with just a hint of a space between, these are your warp (the pieces that run top to bottom/up and down).

    Step 2
    Now randomly select 9 strips for your weft (pieces that run across or side to side). Begin to weave. Take a strip of paper and weave over and under for all 9 warp strips. Make sure your first weft is tightly to the top. Repeat this step for the remaining weft strips. Once done, tack all ends down with a dab of glue. Trim strips as you desire. For my project, I trimmed them all down to the 5" x 5" warp base.

    Step 3
    Mount your weave to the coordinating B paper. Mount the matted weave to card front centered to top. Add stamped image, sentiment or embellishment of your choice to the bottom right of weave.
      The rubber stamped sentiment that I used on my card is from the 
      Sock-It Party Monkey stamp found {here}, in the Whimsie Doodles store.


      Debbie said...

      Great idea to change thing up a bit. Thanks for sharing.

      Anonymous said...

      Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [30 Mar 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria