Prints On Canvas

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Tuesday Tip

Making False Pleats

Happy Tuesday everyone! LG here sharing a very quick and easy tip to create pleats on your layout design. I decided to do this kind of pleats because I find it hard doing the actual pleats if you don't own a sewing machine. Here is the sample of the pleats we are trying to achieve:

Since I wasn't able to capture the step-by-step guide from that layout, I made another one using the same process.

Several strips of patterned paper preferably from the same paper
Border punch
Distress ink pad and blending tool
Trimmer or scissors

Step 1: Cut several strips from one patterned paper and punch one side using your desired border punch.

Step 2: Cut them into small pieces. You can use the punched design as guide when cutting. You can make the same sizes or random sizes. Then distress all the sides of each piece. This will give a shadow illusion to your pleats.

Step 3: Adhere the 1st layer of pieces one by one making sure that there are spaces in between. Feel free to be concise or just paste them in random. Experiment!

Step 4: Adhere the 2nd layer of pieces on top of the 1st layer making sure that you adhere them in between the pieces of the first layer. Curl the edges using your fingers.

Thats it!!! Very easy right?

Here is my finished layout:
I have used The Girls Paperie Paper Girl Collection for both layouts. Check out the store to get these gorgeous line!

5 comments: said...

I love this. I'm digging out punches now to try it.

Keri said...

LG, these layouts are STUNNING!!! What a great tip, I'm definitely giving it a back to DROOLING over that top layout, it's one of my faves EVER from you, and that's saying a lot, because you always ROCK! :) :)


i am a little punch impaired but i have to try this. it looks soooooo good. thanks for sharing.

So~Inkin~Cute said...

what an AWESOME idea! Holy snap! I have hundreds of punches just sitting in a HUGE drawer, I haven't used them in a LONG TIME! You've inspired me to get those punches out and use them!!! I have tons of border punches, however, one of my favorite punches is my scalloped-circle punch/ I think those would work awesome (punching the circles, then cutting them in half)... not sure, but I am going to try!

Thanks for the AWESOME inspiration! I haven't paper scrapped in quite some time!

Melanie said...

I can't wait to try this! I love the layouts!