I have always like the look of using old printed material (books, magazines, newspapers) in craft projects but don't use them often enough so after reading a post on the blog Simple Rhyme I was inspired to try it again. In the post,which you can read here, Asma talks about cutting your own quilling paper. We are spoiled in North America to be able to walk into our local craft stores and purchase what we need but a lot of quillers from around the world don't have the same luxury. Sooooo I thought I would try cutting my own strips and, at the same time, use recycle material.
- I started out by finding a book with nice white pages....I didn't want one that was faded and brittle
- next I tore some pages out of the book trying to keep as close to the spine as I could so none was wasted.
- then I trimmed around the edge of the pages to get rid of the margins
- lastly cut the paper into strips.
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