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October 2nd, 2007, 02:55 PM
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I posted this awhile ago, but the search feature has been down for a bit on JM, so I am sure it is long ago pages back. So instead of going through a ton of pages of post, I just took pics of the next scrapbook page I was doing because I was using the faux stitching technique there. I figured I'd post it up here in the subforums so it is easier to get to.

What you will need to accomplish faux stitching is a gel pen in the color of "the thread", and then either a paper piercer, or needle..anything to make holes in your paper, then of course a cutting pad or something to protect your table from the paper piercing.

So here is what I use, it is a paper piercer by memory makers. It use to be in their tool kit, but it looks like the new tool kit doesn't have one, and they decided to sell them seperatly. But it comes in handy for this technique and if you want to use real DMC thread and sew by hand, or I even use it to poke a hole for my brads. So I get a lot of use out of it.

Next put your paper over your pad or something else to protect your table, then poke holes in the paper. Since I wanted just a "straight" stitch look, I just poked holes in a straight line about 1/8 of an inch apart. But you would just poke your holes the length of the "stitch" that you like. You could zig zag it if you wanted a zig zag stitch.

After you make your holes. Then basically you just play connect the dots with your pen. The key to getting it to look right is to kind of "hang out" in the hole so that a little bit more of the ink sits in the hole. That gives it the look of the bobbin thread of a sewing machine being caught by the top stitch.

So here is a close up view of the "stitching"...

and the whole page....I did it around the outside, and on both sides of the stripes of paper (one going horizontally, and one vertically)

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November 17th, 2007, 02:20 PM
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Well it's almost like it, I used a zig-zag stitch lol

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November 19th, 2007, 09:04 AM
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Love the zig zag stitching!

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November 21st, 2007, 11:26 PM
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Very cool. They both turned out so nice
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December 31st, 2007, 11:44 AM
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That is way cool! I have to try that on my next page!

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April 18th, 2008, 06:37 PM
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what a cool technique. It usually looks actually stitched in many pages I was fooled!

I'm so excited to try this! I'm going to have to grab this tool next time I'm at micheals.
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May 16th, 2008, 03:21 PM
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I was fooled too! I will have to have a go!

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