I've said it before but its worth saying again.....She's the one behind it all... and I am so grateful for her. I don't know how she does it all...Layout Title: "The Laine Behind Laine's Papeterie"
1. The photo - this was taken at an event in our old store classroom (remember the one where you always had to say "excuse me excuse me" when trying to get in or out of your seat?) And there she is hiding in the back making sure everything is going well, leaving the limelight to somebody else...It's not a glam shot, but it 'speaks' to me.
2. Making Paper flowers:
- Cut strips of pattern paper (about 1 or 2" thick)
- Start with a centre circle (punched out or cut)
- Wet your hands and scrunch the pattern paper, gluing around the centre circle. Then build layers of paper going round and round. Keep hands moist so its easier to scrunch the paper.
- Sketch out where you want your vines to grow and then put glue along the lines.
- Glue on skinny ribbon, twisting and turning as you come to the curves.
- Punch out a circle
- Place the punched out circle back into the punch and take a 'bite' out of it to make a leaf
- (you can get maybe 3 leaves out of one circle)
- To get the 'veins' on the leaves - crease and sand on the crease or use an edge scraper (just a leeetle bit)