- I bought a new pair of sneakers a few months ago and the box was lined by surprisingly pretty polka dot webbing. I of course stashed it away and when I saw the supply challenge was packaging materials, I knew exactly what I wanted to use. I use packaging in my art all the time, so this wasn't really stepping out for me, but it's always fun to challenge yourself to use a new material and webbing was definitely new to me. And since I was using a shoe image, I thought shoe box liner was perfect!
- I used Matte Mod Podge to adhere the webbing in a textured manner, then used my heat gun to carefully melt just a few areas to enhance the wrinkles.
- The "flower" is also made from the webbing. I folded the webbing so I had 8 layers, then cut a rough circle. I stacked the layers offset from each other, then basted the center with clear thread. I then sewed the button on using crochet thread. To ruffle the petals, I again used my heat gun to carefully melt the petals toward the center. Sometimes the layers would fuse together, but I just pulled them apart and the fluffiness seemed even better when this happened.
Paper: PTI cardstock ‘Aqua Mist’; SU! cardstock ‘Confetti White’; DCWV cardstock
Stamps: SU! ‘Steppin’ Style’, ‘Beyond the Basics’
Inks: StazOn ‘Jet Black’; SU! Craft ‘White’; Martha Stewart craft markers
Embellishments: button; sparkle crochet thread
Tools: foam tape; Matte Mod Podge; mini mister; tweezers; needle; thread; scissors; heat gun; glue dots
Misc: Ryka shoe box liner