Stitching is that perfect technique to add texture and dimension! But you can also use false stitching if you like your art to be flat or if you have a limited amount of time. Both techniques can be used to add that extra interest to your art.
Type of project: All types
Occasion: False and true stitching
Style: Clean and Simple with artsy details
Techniques used: Machine stitching, stitching by hand, stamping and false stitching using a pen
Main colour: All the colors
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Before I started scrapbooking, I used to paint canvases in oil. Before that I used to sew to get my creativity to fly. The oil painting took too much space and too much time and I was so happy when I found scrapbooking, a hobby where I can create even when I have a limited amount of time. Combining oil painting and stitching wasn’t really an option. However, combining scrapbooking and stitching is a perfect match.
Sometimes I use my sewing machine and sometimes I just use a pen to make some decorative false stitching. The pen method is fast and simple. Another way to add stitching is to use some stitch stamps. That is also a fast and fun way to add that extra interest to the page, tag or card.
Adding true stitching however, by hand or by machine, also adds dimension and texture. And I love to let those loose ends of thread become a part of the art,
Finally, stitching can be useful to attach titles and other decorations to your creations. And you can also stitch a cluster of decorations together to then add on your art.
Do you usually stitch on your pages?
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Petra Offrell is from Sweden. Petra has been writing for TPC since 2021. Petra started paper crafting in 2004 and she mostly makes cards, layouts and Art Journals. Her paper projects are often made in Clean and Simple style with some Artsy details.