Hey everybody!! I've seen tons of messages on CC lately about "paper hoarder" this and "paper monger" that.. haha. So today I wanted to show you a couple of my FAVORITE things to do with paper! Curling it.. and rolling it! Both take the same basic shape and process. I love to use them as embellishments on cards and layouts.. but also as fillers in wreaths!! Throw in some handmade flowers, resin pieces, vintage buttons and trims and VIOLA!
Materials from CropChocolate: Fancy Pants random pack of cardstock, Teresa Collins music sheet cardstock, Walnut Stain distress ink.
Materials non CC : buttons, bakers twine, amazing mold putty, wreath, hot glue, faux stamen, pencil, water.
You'll want to have any type of die cutter and or punches as well... to cut out and make flowers for your wreath - I really do prefer the handmade flowers to the store bought ones! Ink your flower edges, crinkle and stack your layers.. insert any centers you'd prefer.. beads, jewels, pearls, fake stamen! Grab a wreath from your favorite craft store and any buttons, resin pieces, twine, and or ribbon.. and of course don't forget your flowers!! Now.. ONTO the fillers! (Twirled and rolled paper)
1) Cut your paper into long skinny triangles. I usually do between 6 and 8 inches long. The widest part of the triangle is only about a 1/2 - 1 inch.
2) Ink your edges!
3) Lay your pieces out on a flat surface (wherever you splatter paint) and spritz with water.
4) Allow to soak in for a couple of seconds.
5A) For rolling paper beads -- grab your pencil and wrap the paper around the pencil tight and taught.. starting with the fat end of your triangle and overlapping the paper all the way to the tip of the triangle.
5B) For curling paper -- grab your pencil and wrap the paper around the pencil tight and taught.. starting with the fat end of your triangle.. but instead of overlapping stretch your paper DOWN the pencil while you twirl it around.
6) Allow to dry on your pencil
7A) For rolling paper beads -- remove your paper.. run a bead of your favorite glue at the tip of the triangle and roll back up!
7B) For curling paper -- just remove from your pencil and it will be in a stiff spiral!
8) Repeat until you have a nice pile of both
Now assemble your project! Here is a close-up of the curled paper in use!
Now.. get to curling and rolling!!! -DeeDee"