Lace, lace, lace.
I’m loving it!
This month when I opened up my Gauche Alchemy box of goodies, the first thing I saw was the amazing strips of beautiful lace. I gasped.
Lace can be used in so many different ways. It’s great as an accent, to add texture, color. How about all three?
For this layout I wanted the lace to take center stage so I’ve used the large lace strips in the same way I would use patterned paper. It’s adhered in large panels as background layers. Isn’t the texture amazing?
Lace is easy to adhere with a strong dry or wet adhesive. If you sew, stitching is a great way to secure it and add to the fabric look.
Lace can also be used as an applique style accent. When lace has a strong motif in the design, you can cut out a flower and adhere it with your embellishments. Repeating a lace element in a design, helps tie it together.
Last week I talked about using vintage papers in your projects. Here’s another great way to use them. I’ve created a couple rolled flowers from a sheet of music included in my kit. They are super easy and fun to make.
Happy creating! Julia Stainton