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As yet, I have nothing in mind for this month's collage/journal quilts. I am after all only on my second element, that being embellishment.
Paper beadsI started with double sided tape. As you can see below, I have a huge collection of tape, most of which I get from resource rescue or the reverse art truck.
I used small straws as my base.
The hard part can be peeling the backing paper off!
To add yarn or ribbon, I attach a little square of double sided tape to the bead (below). In this case I am adding some paper twine. The adhesive helps to anchor the thread. I also add a drop of super glue to the knot to make sure it doesn't come undone.
And finally, a whole collection of beads. some are not embellished, so that I can make then fit into a particular piece (or am I just lazy?)
I got ideas for these beads from many sources, including Beryl Taylor, Sherrill Kahn and Rebekah Meier, to name a few, also Quilting Arts, QATV and Cloth paper scissors.
Hope you enjoyed this tute and make some of your own.