Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #514 April 27th 2016
Cardboard Roll Album  
New guest tutorial author Areli Johnson shares a clever way to upcycle empty cardboard rolls into a cute mini album.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Empty cardboard rolls
  • Cardstock or decorative paper
  • Embellishments
  • Eyelets and tools
  • Binder ring
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Deirdre wants to know: "How do you make a starburst background?"
    A: I start with a pile of rectangular paper scraps, and cut them from corner to corner to create long triangles. The width of the scraps doesn't matter, but they need to be at least 4-5" inches long. I pick a point on the card, usually to one side, and glue my first wedge down across the card with the point of the triangle at or just beyond my focus point (it doesn't have to be on the edge - it can be anywhere on the card, really). From there I work out on either side of the first wedge, gluing down other wedges and leaving a small space in between each piece. You can match up the sides, but leaving a space allows for a contrast layer to show through, and gives you a little margin for error in case your cuts aren't perfectly straight. When the space is filled, trim off the overhanging edges. That's it! It's a great way to add drama to a card or really highlight a small image.
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    La Fonz has a tip for the Cloudy Backgrounds technique: "Inexpensive Mylar dividers from the dollar stores are good for making permanent templates, stencils amd masks, as they cut easily with scissors."

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