Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Get It Scrapped: Fringe

With the popularity of The Great Gatsby, fringe seems to have made it's way into clothing, home decor and scrapbook layouts. You don't need to cringe. It's easier than you think to use. The nice thing about fringe is that you don't need to go out and buy special supplies. All you need are some scraps, scissors and perhaps, a little patience.

Garden Mess by Christy Strickler |Supplies: Cardstock: Colorbok; Letters: Basic Grey; Flowers: Sassafras;Mist:Pink Paislee; Other: buttons, denim, bamboo skewer, cardboard, twine, DMC floss, dish towel, created for Get It Scrapped

I used scraps of cloth from an old pair of jeans and a dish towel. You could easily substitute paper scraps or cover scraps of cardstock with washi tape. I recommend cutting the fringe before adhering it or sewing on your layout. It's as simple as cutting small slits in a strip of paper or cloth. If you cut the slit too far, it might come apart. Never fear though...just adhere it down, overlapping the next part of the fringed strip if necessary.

The orientation of the fringe can make things interesting. I placed mine so that it resembled grass. You can also use it to make tassels or handmade flowers. I made the little broom here using a fringed border of twine which I covered with cardboard. I have also considered using fringe to make little cat embellishments or to decorate chipboard letters for a pet layout. Need more ideas? Check out my pinterest board.

Fringe might be trendy, however, I think I might opt to use it more often. It's a great way to use up scraps. Have you used fringe lately? 

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  1. Great use of the fringe technique, Christy!! Love the look of the denim on your layout!!

  2. Great texture here, and the broom is too cute.