Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Papercraft Star Thursday Tutorial

     It's my turn to bring this week's Papercraft Star tutorial. Faux stitching on cards and page layouts is a popular form of adding a little something extra. I've been using a piece of regular plastic canvas for a long time to make my straight row faux stitches, but you don't have to just stick to straight lines. You can find plastic canvas in several different shapes. For this tutorial I'm going to use a circle as my template.
     Supplies you'll need include the plastic canvas template, your image or whatever you want to add the stitching to, a paper piercer, some masking tape (scotch tape doesn't stick to the plastic very well), an old mouse pad (excuse my grungy one), and a detailing pen if you want to add "thread" between your stitches.


     Find the circle width you need, center your paper piece, and tape it to the back of the plastic canvas template.


     Turn the piece over and using your paper piercer poke holes in whichever row of the template that you want your stitching in. An old mouse pad really comes in handy for this technique.


     Voila'! You have a nice neat even row of faux stitches around your circle.


     If you want to add thread, just use a fine line marker to draw in between each hole that you pierced.


     Hope you found this tip useful. You can find the plastic canvas in a heart shape and hexagon among others.
     Happy crafting!

18 comments:

  1. Great tut, with such a template it's a lot easier to add stitches than with your sewing machine :-)

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  2. Thanks for sharing this fab technique ...i don't have a canvas pad ...could you suggest where I could find one

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  3. You are so clever!! I knew there was a reason I like you ;)
    Great tutorial Tracy, I wouldn't have thought of it..LOL

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  4. uhm...you ROCK! I always do mine freehand...but what a great idea! I'm gonna have to check out that aisle in the craft store now too!! LOL! :)

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  5. Wonderful tip! Just found it through Pinterest.

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  6. Great tutorial & idea! One of those, "why didn't I think of that?" Tfs!

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  7. Fantastic idea. I have been thinking of buying a machine, but I love this result. Thank you so much.

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  8. Great idea, thanks! Now i dont need a machine....

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  9. Great idea; can't believe I didn't think of it! LOL. Thankd for sharing

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  10. Thanks for this... and what the other gals said, I can't believe I didn't think of this. It's a great idea and so effective.

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  11. AWESOME!! AND TO THINK I DO PLASTIC CANVASING!! WHO KNEW! CERTAINLY NOT ME BUT I DO KNOW. THANKS!!!

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  12. Awesome! I wished I had seen this before I bought a die set! I could have save a lot of money.

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  13. Wau. I love this idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. This will be perfect for my greeting card making

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  15. where can we buy those plastic canvass?

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  16. Where can we purchase the canvas with the hole already in it. Did you make your own and if so, how? Thanks.

    Linda D.

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    1. You can find the templates in several shapes in the sewing sections of your crafts store usually with the yarn. Happy crafting!

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