Good Morning All,
Today is Sunday and that means it is time for a Tutorial.
I am going to show you how to make your own swirls embellishments from cardboard.
We all have toilet rolls at home that can be recycled. But you can use a kitchen roll, packaging
from a cereal box, the cardboard rolls from all that wrapping paper that
you used to wrap all your Christmas presents just check your recycling bin.
So this is what you need:
1 toilet roll
1 sheet of thin cardboard or any packaging you can find in your recycling bin.
Paint or mists ( i used dylusion spray)
1. Cut the toilet roll length wise.
2. Cut small strips of about 1/2 cm.
I cut 7 strips for this specific tutorial but you can cut as many as you want it all
depends on how many you want to use on your craft project.
3. Fold all the strips double and start curling them with a toothpick.
I will leave the curling up to you, there are many options just use your imagination.
4. Take your cardboard sheet or box and cut one long strip of 1/2 a cm.
This will be your base where you can stick all your small curled strips on,
so you can make a border or a circle. I used tacky glue because it dries quickly and it is solid.
See below how it is suppose to look
5. Now you can paint or spray your swirl border as you wish.
And this is my ending result:
I sprayed my border with yellow dylusion spray and glued the ends together and made a circle.
And used it as a layer on top of my picture.
The options are endless, so get your toilet rolls and get creative.
On this close up picture you have a better view of how my swirl turned out.
It gives an extra dimension to your layout and it looks so lovely.
I hope you liked my tutorial, it is so simple and inexpensive!
If you want to see more details of this layout pass by my blog:
Thank you for stopping by and enjoy your Sunday,