Paper Weaving technique is a perfect project for our beautiful double-sided Designer Series Paper (DSP).
- First, choose your paper. It’s best to use double-sided paper so that the colour coordination has been worked out for you. You will need 2 square sheets cut into 4 x 4 inches.
- Second, trim the papers into strips. They can be as narrow or as wide as you like. I recommend trimming evenly in 1inch strips.
- Third, lay the strips flat and weave as you would a basket. Make sure that you adhere the ends with glue so that the strips don’t fray or separate.
- Lastly, shape your woven sheet using dies. I find that circles complement the weaves perfectly but it’s your choice as to what will suit your card.
If you want to add a greeting to your card, stamp it onto a separate piece of paper. Something 3-dimensional will complement this technique, such as a butterfly (see sample above).
Also, try this technique on smaller cards or notecards for a daintier look. Instead of trimming into 1 inch strips, try 1/2 inch.
I used the Stitched Shapes Dies to cut out the shapes. The set has different shapes and sizes to choose from.
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Would you like to learn this in class? Let me know so we can organise one for you. Bring along your friends too so you can share the experience.