Whew...sorry this is getting out so late. We had our first snow in months last night...and it froze everything this morning. I was busy helping out a neighbor who's' pipes froze. Yuck!
So...on to Teaching Tuesday. I am always on the lookout for new techniques and different ways to achieve them. Recently I have been wanting to add scallops to my pages like I see others doing. It adds to the back ground or ends up being the background. Anyway...I would like to share with you a few ways to achieve the look with only a few tools that you probly already have!
And then cover with a top sheet of paper.
You can also move them closer together...
To get a textured type of scallop.
Use the scalloped end to pound into your paper to make your scallops. The only hard part with using these...it is very hard to stay in a straight line. I have found that if you draw your line first and then pound, you get the effect that you were wanting!
The last way, and a bit expensive if you don't have one, is to use a Cricut with certain cartridges. There are two that I currently know of that you can use to create your scallop. This first picture is from the Plantin SchoolBook cartridge.
This one is from the Mini Monograms. These are nice to use when you want your background in a scalloped circle.
I created a book a few weeks ago while my computer was down and used the circle punch to make a scalloped look to my tabs.
Now, I know that there are probly many more ways that you can achieve this look...these are just a few that I use. Leave us a comment and tell us how you get your scallops! We would love to learn what else is out there!