Thursday, March 7, 2013

Fun With Burlap

Have you noticed? Burlap is all the rage. You'll find it everywhere in paper crafting and home decorating. Burlap is fun for the texture it gives a project. I have some burlap covered lamp shades that I like very much.

But a little burlap goes a long way.

For example, I wouldn't want burlap-covered pillows. Sure, the texture and color may be nice, but burlap is scratchy, and sometimes it has a smell that is not entirely pleasant.

I'm reminded of the Halloween costume my mom made me when I was a girl. I was a Native American that year (those were the Laura Ingalls Wilder days!), with two long braids, a feathered hair band, and the scratchiest burlap dress you could imagine. I looked like Pocahontas with a case of chicken pox! Not a happy trick-or-treat memory!

I made another card this week using some of my new burlap from Michael's ($2.99 for a roll, which is just about as much as I want to spend on a trendy item!). I decided to try to diecut some burlap. It works just fine! I did have to run it through the Big Shot twice, and it can be a little fragile, but I secured it all with a big Glubber from Cosmo Cricket, and it came out beautifully!

{Today's Brew: Lace Bouquet stamp (PTI), sentiment from Unity, MME Be Happy Papers, MFT flower die, PTI button and twine, rick rack}

1 comment:

  1. That burlap made a really pretty flower, Mary Rose! I like the layout you created.