Welcome to my new blog series:
What I learned this week.
Each Monday I'll talk about a new (to me) technique and all the mistakes I made during the process.
This week's technique was inspired by Sasha Farina's gorgeous stitched layouts for Studio Calico.
|Candy colored vintage buttons, vellum paper "Bokeh" and my favorite Glitz line ever.|
Materials: GLitz Design Color Me Happy papers, vintage buttons, Maya Road burlap heart and orange twine from Divine Twine.
|Since I was using thick twine (first mistake) many of the letters required tape to |
keep the twine in place.
What I learned this week:
- Use thinner embroidery thread and smaller needle for detailed jobs like this. I used a huge upholstery needle- easy to find in my mess but hard to use without punching through the paper.
- Reinforce paper that has had string punch through with washi tape.
- Twine is not the best option for paper but looks FANTASTIC on burlap details or sewn through button holes.
- The duo-tone twine blended right into the paper. Use a brighter or contrasting color for titles.
- Stick buttons down with Zip Dry BEFORE you stitch them on a page.
- Walk back and STARE at your layout BEFORE you stitch everything into place!
- The location icon that is the main focus of this page has a wonky right side because I was working right over the page and never spotted that the buttons need a little more curve there.
|Could be better but it's my first time. Loved this- will be trying it again!|
Also what crazy technique would you like me to try out?
Have a great week!