as an interesting texture for a layout i created some "quilted paper" this is how..
square punch, (mine was 1.25) scissors, adhesive ( i used very small pieces of double side tape) sewing machine (optional)
scrap paper: i used the same color = mixing pattern and solids
backing paper: i needed a 12x12 sheet of paper but you could make an 8x8 or any size really
1. punch out tons of little squares
2. cut in half diagonally
3. layout according to how you want them
3. adhere to backing paper repeating pattern till page is covered
i also created one with paper and fabric
paper is green // fabric is white
really liked the texture difference this added
completed page (before sewing)
there are 2 ways of sewing these pages..
#1 = straight down the middle of the pattern
which really brings out the vertical// horizontal border look
#2 = following the pattern itself
this way really pops the pattern!
just remember = if you are going to sew = DO NOT sew over adhesive!
now these pages are ready to work with
they could be used as borders by cutting them up
a whole page by distressing or embellishing.. whatever these pages are used for what great texture!!