Sunday 29 August 2010

Cardmaking and Papercraft

Yesterday I got in the post the subscribers issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft, issue 83, October, in which I have the article on the Patchwork technique. It is actually called Embossing on page 54, but it does have the step by step photos on how to create the Patchwork panel and how to emboss it and sand it. 

Also, if you register to the Cardmaking & Papercraft website you will be able to download one of my previous projects, a Kioshi bird card -Issue 79- on their website. You can download the pdf file here.

Regarding Gap cards, another top tip. Get and use one of these Fine Tip bottles here

I find that the most important thing with gap cards is actually the glue holding it together. A wet glue will always be stronger bond than a dry one -double sided tape, tape runner, glue dots, sticky dots... But wet glue is messy, that is why having this little bottle dispense tiny amounts -pin head size- is indispensable.

The Fine Tip bottle comes empty so you can fill it and refill it with your favorite PVA glue. Personally, I like Aleene's Tacky Glue:


Momiji said...

thanks for the tips on the glue applicator..the first time I tried with sticky dots and got in a right mess!

cathinka said...

yes, these are brilliant if you have unsteady hands, too- I use them to stop glue getting everywhere!

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