Hello everyone, it’s Zinia here and today I have a really fun technique to share with you using some beautiful products from the Turn the Page collection by Paige Evans and Pink Paislee!
This week we are working with ribbon, sequins, and washi. There are a lot of techniques you can do with each item individually but I’ve never really used them all on the same page. I wanted to find a technique that I can use all of them in the same context instead of doing different things with each one of them. That’s why I decided to weave them on my background.
Maybe you’ve seen paper weaving backgrounds in the past but in this layout I weaved ribbon, washi and… sequins! Yes sequins! But don’t be scared there’s a method to the madness. Let’s take it from the start.
First thing is to cut lines on the background. Make sure not to cut all the way through cause we want the whole thing to stay together. Weaving the ribbon is the easiest. You just pass it through the cut slits going above and bellow. When it’s on the right place, add a little bit of adhesive to make sure it won’t shift around.
For the washi tape the easiest way is to just cut small pieces of it and wrap it around the “above” areas. You don’t need to struggle weaving a sticky piece of tape. If the washi has a backing, then you can do the same thing you did with the ribbon without removing the backing at all.
The last part is the sequins and it’s definitely the trickiest. You could totally take a strip of paper, stick sequins all over it and weave it through, but I wanted the sequins to be stuck straight on the background. That’s why I used small pieces of extra sticky double-sided tape on the “above” areas and then pushed the sequins on it to make sure they will adhere well. To get rid of any sticky areas you can use an embossing powder tool.
Since my background was full of patterns, colors, and texture I kept everything else very minimal. I added a few layers behind my photo to help it stand out and I also added a few floral embellishments around it.
I think this is a really fun and interesting technique to use all these different embellishments on a single page. You can definitely experiment with more or less variety in products depending on the look you are going for.