Tuesday, October 20, 2009

That Thing She Does

Well, I spent 10 plus hours at my LSS yesterday and I feel so inspired. It's just plain silly. Hopefully, I can share a bit of my inspo with you today. My sweet hubby watched the kids, fed them, cleaned up and even had Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory waiting for me. Pretty nice, huh? I guess, after holding down the fort while he was gone for 7 months earned me that much, no?

While I was scrapping and chatting with one of my besties, I noticed me creating with one of my favorite go to techniques. I'm not even sure where it began, or even how. While looking through my Mosh Posh Gallery from last month here, I noticed that I used the pleating technique on three layouts, all with a different twist. To start a pleat, I just grab a scrap of a strip of paper 1/2 inch or an inch, or whatever suits my page. I bend it back and forth to form a pleat. Sometimes, it's a straight pleat sometimes it's a little haphazard.

In this first example, I ran the strip of paper through my Xyron "X" and started pleating away. To finish it off I trimmed the edges like you would a ribbon.

For this next one, I used a slightly wider strip and no adhesive. I just started bending back and forth. Once I had it the way I wanted it, I grabbed my stapler and joined the pleats. After that, I kind of roughed up the edges with my fingers. See, different look, same technique.

And in my last example, I used adhesive and finished off the ends like in the first one. But, this time I pleated left, right, left, right, left, etc. So, I could add threaded buttons to the centers of the pleats. See...

Well, that's all I have for tonight. Hope you enjoyed today's Tips on Tuesdays. I'm just about finished with my projects for November's Gallery. Stay tuned for that.


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