Today, PCC Creative Squad member Sarah Webb is here to show you 4 specific twine tips & technique to try. (Say that 5 times fast — dare ya!) . We’ll build upon this list throughout the week so that by the end of the week, you have a FULL arsenal of twine tips & techniques for using your twine stash!
Let’s get started! (Be sure to pay attention, class! There may be a quiz …. or, actually, more like a giveaway later in the week!)
1. Notch your paper to hold your twine in place
Don’t you hate it when you try to tie you twine in the cutest place possible on your page …. and then it slides? Sarah has figured out the solution for this.
An easy way to keep a piece of twine in place, is to notch the paper. As you wrap the twine, catch the twine in the notch and it won’t move. It is my go-to technique if I want to tie a bow around something using twine.
Gah! Why didn’t I figure this out before?
Sarah made the “notches” oversized on her tag so you could see them easily. She doesn’t make them this large in ‘real’ life, LOL!
2. Twine as Balloon String
Twine makes a great string for balloons. Sarah uses a glue dot rolled or some wet glue to keep the twine in place.
3. Twine Behind a Die-Cut
I wrapped the twine firmly around a piece of cardstock and mounted it behind the die cut opening. This is a great way to add colour and visual interest. I find it easiest to mount the die cut piece over the twine wrapped piece, using 3D foam dots.
4. Twine as a “Laundry Line”
A fun and different way to use twine is to use it as a ‘laundry line’. I position (so it looks as though it is hanging) or hang pictures and embellishments off of the twine. A button can be strung on the twine and a flag can be folded over the twine and attached with a staple or glue dot.
Seriously, this is a plain kraft tag but a simple ‘laundry line’ of twine makes it look like a piece of art. Genius!
Inspiring Twine Projects
Are you getting inspired yet? Well how about this …. two fabulous layout to demonstrate two of Sarah’s techniques from above ….
Sarah says: I started this layout knowing where I wanted to wrap the twine. I didn’t notch the paper until the end, so that I could be sure that I could fit in my journaling strips. Once I notched the paper, it was much easier to tie a bow and fiddle with it until I was happy with the look; the twine didn’t shift as I worked on my bow.
Sarah says: I love the look of a ‘laundry line’ page. I can use lots of embellishments and still have the white space I enjoy. With this page I layered stickers, embellishments and added the tiny clothespins at the end to complete the look. I chose to attach the ends of my laundry line by tying them through buttons.
Wow, thank you, Sarah! These are GREAT tips!
Come back throughout the week for MORE fab ideas for using twine, ranging from basic to advanced!