Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Tuesday's {Tip} Cheesecloth?

You may or may not have notice on the layout I posted on Sunday that I used cheesecloth. Over the past year or so, I have seen gauze on various layouts around the web. I thought it looked so beautiful. Well, I did try to purchase some gauze only to find out, they now have all sorts of different gauze. I just wanted the plain "cottony" stuff, and it was hard for me to find. So, instead I tried cheesecloth. Bingo! That's exactly what I was looking for! It is so airy and beautiful. It is easy to work with, and it will flatten fine in a page protector. Here is a look at the difference between the cheesecloth (left) and the rolled gauze I found (right):

You might be asking, why doesn't she use tulle. Well, that works too but it looks different. I have tulle but haven't used it in a while. I may need to pull it back out too.

To attach the cheesecloth, I just cut a small piece, twisted it a bit at the ends, and adhered with a dot of Glossy Accents. It works great and holds well that way. And if you notice in the photo below, I left the frayed ends "as is." I thought it gave a nice look. Here is a close-up of the cheesecloth from Sunday's layout:

Cheesecloth is very inexpensive. I bought mine from amazon.com. I got 3 yards for $5.81. Fabric.com had some for $3.98 a yard but Amazon was cheaper plus free shipping. That amount should last me a while. I also noticed that Bed Bath and Beyond has it as well as Ace Hardware. Some of you may even have some cheesecloth in your kitchens. So, find some cheesecloth, and have fun on your next creation!

11 comments:

Connie Mercer said...

gorgeous!!!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

what a totally cool idea- your layout is so pretty!

Christina Collins said...

Gorgeous! I think it adds a perfect touch.

scrapperjen said...

Very pretty! Nice layout too

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TLady said...

SUPER IDEA!!!!!!!! THANKS PATTER!!!!!!! :)

Debby said...

great use of the cheesecloth Patter. you can also find it in the package at JoAnn's...and use a coupon. it is easy to dye as well.

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Such a cool thing to add to your page, Patter! I love the texture and the soft look of it.

Kat said...

Wow, that's really beautiful, I never would have thought of using something like that! So clever!

LauraB whosthischick said...

That adds such wonderful texture and I like the white better han the burlap.

Mary Cardini-Anderson said...

Thank you for the tip and the info as to where I can buy it. I do have one question for you. Is it safe to use with the photos on the page? I love your work Your designs are all so beautiful.

Mary

Fleursbydesign said...

Never tought to use cheese cloth, TFS

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