Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Mizuhiki Technique

Welcome, and thanks for participating in Club Scrap's Lakes blog hop!


Today's technique is a blast from the past. I remember seeing a live demo of this bargello-inspired trick at an expo in California more than ten years ago. I recently stumbled upon some Mizuhiki cord after inheriting my mom's crafting stash, so I thought I'd put it to use with my Lakes kit.

You'll need 2" wide double sided tape (carpet tape works well), Mizuhiki paper cord, scissors, paper trimmer, and paper.

1. Trim a 9" strip of tape. (Or, whatever length you're in the mood for.)


2. Use a paper trimmer to cut 3" strips of paper at various angles. The Club Stamp Text Weight Print works well for this. I also used Lakes Mint and Dark Teal Plains.


3. Place a strip of paper across the tape. Add a length of Mizuhiki directly next to the paper strip. Repeat.


4.  Continue placing paper and Mizuhiki until the entire strip is covered.


5. Place the strip into a trimmer with the paper/Mizuhiki facing down. Trim to create an even edge. The Mizuhiki will go flying. Janet's cat would love this.


6. The resulting strip is already looking pretty cool! Stand back and admire.


7. Trim the artwork vertically into 1/2" strips.


8. Reverse the direction of every other strip.


9. Place the strips onto the sticky side of a second piece of tape, adding Mizuhiki cord between each piece. Peeling the backing from the narrow strips is optional.


10. Use the artwork to adorn a greeting card, handmade album or scrapbook page.



This is a fun one. Be sure to give it a try, even if you don't have Mizuhiki on hand.

Keep the hop going by visiting my pal Hetty and her tea light easel card at Craft Chaos . . .

Tricia

17 comments:

  1. Ohhh, I love this technique but haven't used it in quite a while. It's PERFECT with these papers...so lovely! Thanks for the reminder and for sharing your cards.

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  2. This is the first time I've seen this technique. It's one I will try. Thanks for the inspiration....

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  3. As always a tremendous project for the blog hop. I still have many hues of mizuhiki cord. Thank you for the reminder on this technique.

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  4. Love this - we need a mizuhiki cord goodie! I think I have some other paper cord.

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  5. Tricia, this really is a blast from the past. So happy you could put your mom's stash into your blog hop today :) I remember watching you on the DIY Scrapbooking show with Sandy and thinking what a great technique it was back then. Thanks for sharing and bringing back some great crafty memories. :)

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  6. Awesome to have another carpet tape idea!!
    The end result is such a beautiful card. I have enough pieces lying around to make some cards in this technique. Now I can get this cord out again.

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  7. I remember teaching a similar technique for my very first EVER teaching experience at an Expo in St. Louis. That was a long time ago! Thanks for the revisit and refresh of this awesome technique.

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  8. Love this technique. It's one I've not tried before. Will definitely try it. Thanks Tricia and have a great day.

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  9. WOW! This is so pretty! It looks like stained glass. I have not heard of Mizuhiki cord before and am googling now!

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  10. Now I seem to remember that instead of cord, you could use embossing powder - it would stick to the tape and then you heat emboss. Might have to give that a try. I do love the look of that technique of old.
    Mary

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  11. very pretty, love doing this technique!

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  12. I remember using this technique on my son's graduation pix in 2002. The directions were in the Scrap Rap and the cord was a goodie. For the life of me I don't remember which kit, but the technique turns out gorgeous!! I love it with the Lakes colors!

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  13. This is a blast from the past - and I still have the cord to do this! Wonderful technique and gorgeous results.

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  14. Always liked this technique, thanks for bringing back good memories! Your cards are so pretty, knowing your Mom would love them as well!

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  15. That is from a LONG time ago, but I think I know where I stashed that stuff-that is if the cats didn't eat it, which is possible. Always works great with scraps!

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  16. Wonderful technique! Love how the cards turned out. Reminds me a little of Mosaic Twist. I'm sure I have some of that cord in my stash somewhere.

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