Monday, November 3, 2008

Paper Pleating

I love the textures that you can get from paper, in the past we have treated fabric like paper, so now we are going to treat the paper like it is fabric!
The challenge this time around is to pleat your paper. You can achieve quite a few looks by doing this, and it adds a wonderful texture to your projects!
I used the paper to make more of a deep ruffle, It made a really fun frame for one of my favorite pictures of my niece.

Jen used a double pleat that looks like a great bumpy ribbon, and the benefit is that it matches the other papers perfectly and the cost was minimal!

Here Deb used it as a beautiful pop of color to transition between the elegant diecut paper and the darling pictures of her daughter in the same color! So bright and happy but still in the vein of her theme. Such a great way to compliment the colors in your project without having to find the perfect color of ribbon, LOVE it!!!

Paloma used pleating for the bats wings, so clever! And for the colorful strip under the haunted house for a great pop of color, super fun!

Pamela pleated the papers that run down the side of her photo, and then sewed over them, which is a great way to adhere them permanently.
I will be providing a RAK that will consist of FAB new patterned papers so that you can continue to play with this technique, and a few other yummy goodies to help put it all together!

Have fun, and to be considered for the RAK, you must leave a link to your project in the blog comments.

Thanks for playing!!!!



mica said...

Love those samples! Just awesome. Besides the strip above the photo and 2 corners, I made the flowers by pleating paper strips.

Here is my layout.

Lucy Edson said...

Gorgeous LOs from the DT- I love pleating paper and stitching it down like ribbon - Here is my entry:

Thanks for the inspiration!

Irene said...

Hola, os dejo el LO propuesto. Besos.

brigid16 said...

I don't know if I am too late but it si ok if I am!!
Here is mine!

Issa Virtucio-Lucido said...

Hello ladies... i just want to share with you my latest LO and it has pleats... its the fifth layout under Nieces and Nephew post. Thank you sooo much!

Cristina - Laucris said...

Este es mi primer reto que hago.
Thank you.

Marisol said...

Thank you for your changelles....I love them
Here is my LO
Hugs from Spain

Jingle said...

This was a lot of fun! Thanks! Here is my layout!

Silsine said...

Hello, i enjoyed so much with this LO, here is mine.


jennie said...

I love this idea and it the 1st time I've tried it. Love the results!
here's mine-

Thanks! Love the DTs stuff!

Anna-Karin said...

Gorgeous layouts! Here's my take on this challenge, in the last minute almost:

Thanks for this cool challenge!