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Old 09-08-2013, 08:59 AM   #1
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I have a cobweb punch, but I want something made from maybe cotton balls or cheesecloth?

I need to make small-scale cobwebs because I'll be using them on a card for an SCS Halloween card swap.

I have googled and searched YouTube and, yes, SCS, but to no avail.

I'd appreciate hearing from you 'cobweb makers' out in SCS land.

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I admit I haven't done this (rarely make/send Halloween cards) but I might try using an embossing folder and use the impressions as a guide to fill in with embroidery thread or floss (or perhaps fun fur ... remember that LOL)

If the texture of the floss isn't needed you could trace the impressions with a black Sakura gel pen.

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I admit I haven't done this (rarely make/send Halloween cards) but I might try using an embossing folder and use the impressions as a guide to fill in with embroidery thread or floss (or perhaps fun fur ... remember that LOL)

If the texture of the floss isn't needed you could trace the impressions with a black Sakura gel pen.

HTH and at least it gives you a bump for more ideas.


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It does give me lots of ideas. I had not thought of embroidery thread or floss - good ideas - or LOL fun fur - I DO remember fun fur hahaha and that could work as well.

Thanks so much for your suggestions - very helpful.

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Would something like this work?

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Hi Dina. Excellent suggestion !! I have webbing spray, but I cannot get enough control of the results with it for the small application that I'm working on. Of course, I have only used webbing spray a few times, so I don't have much practice and the webbing spray is the master of me, not vice versa if you get my drift. Do you have any tips re: how to get some control over this awesome product?

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I don't have any - just have heard of it! Sorry I can't help more!
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I would probably use some of the white spider web stuff sold in packages at Halloween....when it's stretched, it goes a long way. I imagine it could be used on cards...in fact, I might try it myself.
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I would probably use some of the white spider web stuff sold in packages at Halloween....when it's stretched, it goes a long way. I imagine it could be used on cards...in fact, I might try it myself.
This will work !!! Thanks so much for the suggestion
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How do you make cobwebs for cards?
I have created a very unique spider web, simply take a piece cardstock and cut it 4"x5 1/4". Fold the paper so that the bottom edge is up against the left side of paper and makes a point in the lower corner. Fold again the same way and it will look like a sugar ice cream cone. Place the pointed end in your crimper and run it through. Open it up and you have an interesting web. You may have to do a little trimming to straighten the edges. Have fun with it...
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I have created a very unique spider web, simply take a piece cardstock and cut it 4"x5 1/4". Fold the paper so that the bottom edge is up against the left side of paper and makes a point in the lower corner. Fold again the same way and it will look like a sugar ice cream cone. Place the pointed end in your crimper and run it through. Open it up and you have an interesting web. You may have to do a little trimming to straighten the edges. Have fun with it...
Never heard of this before - good one!!! Now, if I could just find my crimper LOL
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Thank you, hope you like it once you get your crimper turning...
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You can use a real spider's web. A garden spider makes a web every evening, and in the morning it is no longer used. After the dew dries, lightly spray the web with white or silver spray paint...very lightly...then press dark cardstock to the web and it will stick to the cardstock. Each real web can be used only once, but if you have a garden spider making a web at your back porch every night, you have an endless supply. It's much nicer to use it for a card then to walk thru it on your way to your garden in the morning.
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Try using your cobweb punch with a used dryer sheet. It's not the freeform idea you mentioned wanting, but it would be a different effect than cardstock.
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Try spraying your webbing spray on a large sheet of paper and letting it dry really really well. Then gently ink it with very wet ink and use it for a stamp. The best way to do this is to lay the blank paper on top of the webbing, rather than try to turn the webbing paper upside down like a traditional mounted stamp.
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I once made spider web cards using a sheer glittery spider web fabric. Now is a good time to look for it as the fabric stores have all their fall/Halloween fabrics out. Just cut out a square/rectangle piece around the spider web portion and glue onto the first layer and then accessorize from there adding little spiders.
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I have some ideas to share, but can't seem to send my response with the attachments. Here is my message. If you would like to see the pictures, PM me and I will send them to you directly.
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Oops, forgot to add my message. Here it is: Assuming you don't have a spider web stamp and you said you don't want to use your punch ( I once found already punched webs in a package), here are a few ideas that I have used. The first is the plastic mesh bags some veggies come in. If you want white, you can find that, too---even colors like yellow and orange would be appropriate for Halloween. The second idea uses wire much like you would embroidery thread that someone already mentioned. I've even done webs with staples as in the third picture. If none of these work for you check out Joann's for fabric (number 4) or ribbon (number 5).
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You can use a real spider's web. A garden spider makes a web every evening, and in the morning it is no longer used. After the dew dries, lightly spray the web with white or silver spray paint...very lightly...then press dark cardstock to the web and it will stick to the cardstock. Each real web can be used only once, but if you have a garden spider making a web at your back porch every night, you have an endless supply. It's much nicer to use it for a card then to walk thru it on your way to your garden in the morning.
How awesome is that?! TFS!
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I never would have thought of this - excellent idea - thanks !!!
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Oops, forgot to add my message. Here it is: Assuming you don't have a spider web stamp and you said you don't want to use your punch ( I once found already punched webs in a package), here are a few ideas that I have used. The first is the plastic mesh bags some veggies come in. If you want white, you can find that, too---even colors like yellow and orange would be appropriate for Halloween. The second idea uses wire much like you would embroidery thread that someone already mentioned. I've even done webs with staples as in the third picture. If none of these work for you check out Joann's for fabric (number 4) or ribbon (number 5).
HTH Enjoy your artistic endeavor!
Wow - you guys really come up with some good stuff - thanks so much for these ideas
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I love glitter, so this would be right up my alley - thanks so much
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Try using your cobweb punch with a used dryer sheet. It's not the freeform idea you mentioned wanting, but it would be a different effect than cardstock.
I just got a t!m holtz spiderweb die - will definitely give this a try - thanks!
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I hate bugs including spiders so I won't be able to try this but talk about thinking outside of the box - wow !! Thanks for the idea
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Yesterday I wasn't able to attach, or even respond to some threads as I kept getting a window warning of malware on the site. Am retrying today. Here are samples of the spiderweb techniques I mentioned in an earlier post. Sometimes pictures are better.
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WOW!! You totally rocked spider webs - not 1 but 5 different unique ways each with its unique look - thanks so much for posting - these are great
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Wow! I don't even like spiders, they give me the shivers - but I am so impressed with your creativity. You are the spider web queen for sure.
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Thanks! I've never been queen of anything before and I'm proud to be queen of spider webs---I think they are one of the beauties of nature. I have a whole collection of real one sprayed and attached to paper as an earlier poster mentioned. Beautiful, so very fine, but extremely strong.
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I use my glue gun on thick black cardstock. I make a spiral shape, then drag a toothpick thru it from the center outward several times around the spiral. Looks pretty cool and fun to do.
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How fun! Your different "webbing" methods are so creative! Thanks for the inspiration, for sure!


I am not squeamish about spiders at all - kind of like 'em, even. One of the most gorgeous things I've ever seen was when I was driving across Iowa early one morning and there was still dew on all of the cornfields, which had A LOT of spiderwebs on them! It looked like delicate crystal lace spread across the fields with the sun making them sparkle and shine - stunning!


Somewhere, back in the day ("which was a Wednesday - not a lot of people know that", says Dane Cook), I saw where someone used a heat gun (very carefully and gently) on some fusible web that had been pressed to cardstock and the liner removed. It made a cobwebby kind of look. I haven't tried it and haven't looked for an example, but there's another idea to throw out there, anyway...
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Wow, a ne one to try! Thanks.
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The hot glue gun it great! It has a very natural and organic look and feel to it. If you have a fine detail tip (or one that drip and oozes a lot) that would work best. If you don't then hold the gun up higher and let the glue kinda dip and ooze onto your project. The slower the glue trickles out the better. If you are using an inking or misting technique over it the dried glue acts as a resist and the mist will collect in the recessed areas.

Like I said it is very cool. Vivian (contadinaK on YT) Calls it Vascular art. She is the master of this.

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The hot glue gun it great! It has a very natural and organic look and feel to it. If you have a fine detail tip (or one that drip and oozes a lot) that would work best. If you don't then hold the gun up higher and let the glue kinda dip and ooze onto your project. The slower the glue trickles out the better. If you are using an inking or misting technique over it the dried glue acts as a resist and the mist will collect in the recessed areas.

Like I said it is very cool. Vivian (contadinaK on YT) Calls it Vascular art. She is the master of this.

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I have watched quite of few of Vivian's "Scraps of Darkness" videos on YouTube and now that you mention it, she frequently does use hot glue to create pattern and texture and the results are awesome!

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I use my Silhouette Cameo there are many great web cut files for cards, boxes and gift bag things!
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That's the most ingenious idea I have ever heard. Bravo to you.
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Old 09-24-2013, 06:28 AM   #38
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You can use a real spider's web. A garden spider makes a web every evening, and in the morning it is no longer used. After the dew dries, lightly spray the web with white or silver spray paint...very lightly...then press dark cardstock to the web and it will stick to the cardstock. Each real web can be used only once, but if you have a garden spider making a web at your back porch every night, you have an endless supply. It's much nicer to use it for a card then to walk thru it on your way to your garden in the morning.
That is the most ingenious idea I have ever read. Bravo to you! I'll be doing that for sure. Thank you.
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Old 09-28-2013, 09:51 AM   #39
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I use my Silhouette Cameo there are many great web cut files for cards, boxes and gift bag things!
I have a KNK Maxx so an electronic cutter is a great option - thanks !!
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