But on a recent trip to the craft store, I saw something that made my heart go pitter patter. Printed doilies! There they were, in the party supplies section, oh so gorgeous and larger than life. Literally large - they were placemat size, and way too big for a scrapbook page. But seeing them got my wheels turning, and I knew I could come home and recreate the look with some of my plain white doily stash. Today I'm going to show you three variations of patterned doilies that I made, as well as the projects I used them on.
Now, I am working with the inexpensive 4 inch white doilies you can get in the cake decorating sections of many big box stores. They come in packs of 35 or so for a couple of dollars (less if you use a coupon). These are thinner and more delicate than the ones you can get specifically for papercrafting, so you will want to be gentle when working with them.
The first technique I tried was printing a pattern directly onto the doily. I'm going to show you the step-by-step tutorial for this technique. For the other two, visit my blog and watch the tutorial video.
4. Delete the empty box, revealing your background image, then print.
5. Remove your doily from the printer paper.
Next, up, I tried distressing with distress ink and a background stamp. Below is the finished doily.
And here is the card I made using it. I love how the blue pops against its complementary color, orange.
And last, but not least, I used an inked embossing folder to create this patterned doily.
And here is the card I made with it.
I hope you got some great ideas about making your own patterned doilies today. Be sure and stop by my blog for full instructions on all three techniques.
Till next time, cheers!
|Scrap Your Scraps Design Team Member|