Friday, January 14, 2011

F is for Faux Felt

This is another technique from Technique Junkies about a year ago. Choose any color card stock and run through a crimper, first in one direction, then turn 90 degrees and run through again.
Run same card stock through crimper along both diagonals. Continue turning the card stock about and run through the crimper, many, many times. This softens up the fibers inside the card stock. I probably ran my card stock through 20+ times.

The card stock will start to separate at the corners, gently pull the card stock apart, you'll end up with 2 sheets of faux felt from this one piece. Mine did not tear apart evenly, probably because it was a big piece. I think small pieces would work better.
One use of this faux paper that I've seen and liked are to cut out flower shapes to use as embellishments.

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