Satin Cut-outs Smashing
Experimenting with new techniques and getting the most out of my crafting supplies are two of my favorite things to do. I stumbled upon a really fun way to use up some scrap May Arts ribbon-I’m calling it the Satin Cut-out Smashing Technique! Doesn’t the name even sound like fun? The process is really simple and easy, and you really only need a few supplies!
Step One: Gather your supplies.
• May Arts Satin Star Cut-outs (EX31)
• Solid white cardstock
• Stamps and Ink
• Thread and Sewing Machine
Step Two: Paint the cut-out with the glaze to the point of saturation.
Step Three: Smash the cut-out between two pieces of cardstock. Rub the top piece of cardstock hard and consistent so that you transfer the majority of the glaze onto the paper.
Step Four: Flick additional glaze onto the paper and allow to throroughly dry. Create a tag by cutting the cardstock to size, rounding the edges and stamping a sentiment. Stitch grosgrain onto cardstock to form a loop to complete the tag.
Tips and tricks:
• The painted cut-outs can be reused over and over to make multiple tags. Simply repaint and “re-smash”.
• May Arts offers a huge variety of satin cut-outs and Tattered Angels has many different Glaze colors. The combinations and possibilities are endless for creating tags for different seasons and occasions.
• Instead of creating a tag, trim your custom designed paper and use in replace of store bought patterned paper on your cards.
Blog post by: Karen Baker