Monday, August 16, 2010

Making False Pleats

Happy Monday everyone! LG here sharing a very quick and easy tip to create pleats on your layout design. I decided to do these kind of pleats because I find it hard doing the actual pleats if you don't own a sewing machine. Here is the sample of the pleats we are trying to achieve:

Several strips of patterned paper preferably from the same paper
Border punch
Distress ink pad and blending tool
Trimmer or scissors

Step 1: Cut several strips from one patterned paper and punch one side using your desired border punch.

Step 2: Cut them into small pieces. You can use the punched design as guide when cutting. You can make the same sizes or random sizes. Then distress all the sides of each piece. This will give a shadow illusion to your pleats.

Step 3: Adhere the 1st layer of pieces one by one making sure that there are spaces in between. Feel free to be concise or just paste them in random. Experiment!

Step 4: Adhere the 2nd layer of pieces on top of the 1st layer making sure that you adhere them in between the pieces of the first layer. Curl the edges using your fingers.

Thats it!!! Very easy right?


  1. I love this idea! Thanks. Great LO!

  2. Thank you for sharing LG, this is great! WIll have to try it out! I also LOVE how you roll strips of pp on your LOs, will def have to try that out too!

  3. Very nice layout and neat tutorial.