Friday, 27 March 2020

Scraptember | Stash Busting Patterned Paper

Taking part in some stash busting fun in Scraptember.

I don't use as much patterned paper as I'd like.  I'd like to use as much as I buy... but that might be wishful thinking!!  Anyway, that thought led me to draw up this sketch.

I went through my yellow/green and mint/blue paper boxes and pulled out a stack of papers.  I arranged them in colour order and cropped them all to squares.  I thought I was going to be super accurate but that didn't happen.  They are roughly 12mm larger each time but after the third one I just started eyeballing it.  In the sketch the squares are rotated 22.5 degrees each time; on my layout I just turned it "a bit".

 Once I'd got my twisted stack complete I pondered what else needed adding.  I really don't know... enamel dots?  A title?  Journalling?  In the end I went with a tiny tab with his initial on it.  I'm intrigued to see if anyone else plays along with this sketch and how they choose to embellish it.  I did add some gold paint splatters and then called it finished.

 It's a bit of a chunky monkey.  I'm always surprised at how much paper weighs!  But I do like the overall effect and I'm very pleased to have used a good wadge of paper on one layout.

Here's the process video:

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