Fringe Benefits … Revisited!

Hi there, Terri here with my first GoGo Getaway Design Team post. I’ve got a layout of my take on Lorraine’s Fringing class from the October 2016 GoGo Getaway. We have each chosen 3 techniques from the retreat to showcase over the next few months.

I’ve never really used fringing much on my layouts and last year acquired a pair of fringing scissors from a charity craft table so this was a create excuse to give them a go. It made the process much quicker than cutting them individually with a normal pair of scissors however the effect is easily achieved without special scissors.

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I used strips of fringed patterned paper to create a Christmas tree shape and then adorned it with thin strips of glitter paper to resemble tinsel and circular embellishments for the baubles. It’s amazing to see how the technique can be used so differently by other design team members.

fringingFor as many years as I can remember we have visited Castleton in the Peak District National Park at Christmas time. The main street of shops and pubs always have beautifully lit up Christmas trees outside which sparkle in the dark.

This is quite a busy layout for me with very little ‘white space’. I have used a mix of My Mind’s Eye ‘Sugar Plum’ Collection and Crate Paper ‘Snow and Cocoa’ Collection with some pieces from my stash thrown in for good measure.

We would love to see your use of the fringing technique, so head on over to our facebook group to show us.

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