Tim Holtz's Deckle Torn Edge Trimmer has sold out every time we've had it in stock at The Ink Pad, so of course I had to try one for myself. In the course of using it to make larger cuts, I became fascinated by the narrow deckle-edged off-cut strips, which I thought would be very cool woven together!
I cut a bunch of 1/4" deckle strips of kraft cardstock and some 3/8" strips of darker tan. I also used my regular guillotine cutter to make some super-skinny strips of Rinea gold metallic paper to highlight a few of the wider strips. Then I got weaving!
I found the most challenging part was keeping the strips together once they were woven, so as I got each horizontal in place, I used a strip of 1/8" GB Tearable Double Sided Tape on the back to hold it still. When I finished weaving my 3x4.5" panel, I wrapped the wider pieces around and secured them to the back, and trimmed the narrower pieces. I used strips of 1/4" GB Tearable Tape to add the panel to my card.
I affixed the woven panel to a slightly larger piece of Rinea Copper Metallic Paper that I diecut with a medium-sized Hero Arts Infinity Postage Die, then layered them onto a bold print of Shizen Handmade Paper and another deckle-trimmed piece of copper.
I handcut a few similarly colored Pepin Stickers (from the Artforms in Nature book) to use as accents and finally added the "lovely" sentiment made with a word die from Picket Fence Studios' Slim Line Nested Rectangles set.
loves to try out
new crafty things!