Creating patchwork accents

Feb 25, 2011













I like to incor­po­rate a patch­work look on many of my vin­tage inspired projects. This is a bit time con­sum­ing but an accent I feel is cer­tain­ly worth the effort. All I do is cut pat­terned papers in dif­fer­ent sizes then sew a straight stitch all around the inner edge of the pat­terned paper. Once I have all the stitch­ing com­plet­ed I take a pair of zigzag scis­sors and trim the out­er edges on some of the pat­terned papers and leave some with a slight dis­tressed straight edge.










Above shows some of the straight edges dis­tressed slight­ly and inked using a creamy brown ink. Below shows some of the edges trimmed using zigzag dec­o­ra­tive scis­sors and inked using a creamy brown ink.

On page 34 of my book I show you how I antiqued the frame. This is some­thing else I love to do to resin items as it real­ly does give them a very nice fin­ish.










I am telling you now save those scraps because this is a per­fect way to use them in cards, lay­outs and projects.


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