FAST + FABULOUS FRIDAY NO. 3

DIY EMBROIDERED SNOWFLAKES ON IMAGES 

REMEMBER THIS PAGE FROM MY DECEMBER DAILY MINI ALBUM? WERE YOU WONDERING HOW I GOT THIS FULL PAGE OF EMBROIDERED SNOWFLAKES? WELL KEEP SCROLLING AND I'LL GIVE YOU THE FULL DIY!

DIY EMBROIDERED SNOWFLAKES ON AN IMAGE | THE PAPER CURATOR

DIY EMBROIDERED SNOWFLAKES ON AN IMAGE | THE PAPER CURATOR

SUPPLIES:

SUPPLIES FOR DIY EMBROIDERED SNOWFLAKES ON IMAGES | THE PAPER CURATOR

SUPPLIES FOR DIY EMBROIDERED SNOWFLAKES ON IMAGES | THE PAPER CURATOR

WHAT YOU NEED:

01. YOUR IMAGE WITH TEMPLATE

02. FOAM PUNCHING MAT

03. CUTTING MAT

04. AWL

05. EMBROIDERY THREAD

06. DULL NEEDLE


STEP ONE:

DOWNLOAD YOUR TEMPLATE AND PREP YOUR IMAGE

GRAB YOUR FREE DOWNLOAD BY CLICKING THE BUTTON BELOW. IT WILL GIVE YOU A PSD, PDF, AND JPEG VERSION OF THE SNOWFLAKES SHOWN HERE. THIS WILL GIVE YOU THE EXACT REPLICATION OF MY 4" X 4" PAGE. IF YOU HAVE PHOTOSHOP, YOU CAN PUT YOUR IMAGE RIGHT INTO THE TEMPLATE. IF YOU DON'T, SIMPLY PRINT THE TEMPLATE AND PLACE OVER YOUR PICTURE TO PUNCH YOUR EMBROIDERY HOLES. 

FREE DOWNLOAD SNOWFLAKE TEMPLATE FOR EMBROIDERY | THE PAPER CURATOR

FREE DOWNLOAD SNOWFLAKE TEMPLATE FOR EMBROIDERY | THE PAPER CURATOR


STEP TWO:

PRINT YOUR IMAGE

ONCE YOU OPEN YOUR TEMPLATE AND OVERLAY IT WITH YOUR PHOTOGRAPH, YOU'LL PRINT IT OUT.

PRINTING YOUR IMAGE AFTER IT'S UNDER THE SNOWFLAKES IN THE TEMPLATE | THE PAPER CURATOR

PRINTING YOUR IMAGE AFTER IT'S UNDER THE SNOWFLAKES IN THE TEMPLATE | THE PAPER CURATOR

PRINTED IMAGE WITH SNOWFLAKE TEMPLATE | THE PAPER CURATOR

PRINTED IMAGE WITH SNOWFLAKE TEMPLATE | THE PAPER CURATOR

IN PHOTOSHOP, DRAG THE LAYER MASK FROM THE 'YOUR IMAGE HERE' LAYER. PLACE THE MASK ONTO YOUR PHOTO AND YOU'RE READY TO PRINT.

IF YOU DON'T HAVE PHOTOSHOP SIMPLY PRINT THE JPEG OF THE TEMPLATE AND PROCEED WITH THE TEMPLATE AND YOUR IMAGE PRINTED SEPARATELY.


STEP THREE:

PUNCHING YOUR SNOWFLAKES

PUNCHING YOUR SNOWFLAKES | THE PAPER CURATOR 

PUNCHING YOUR SNOWFLAKES | THE PAPER CURATOR 

PLACE YOUR IMAGE FLAT ON YOUR FOAM MAT WITH YOUR CUTTING MAT UNDERNEATH. PROCEED TO PUNCH ALL THE HOLES AND INTERSECTIONS OF EACH SNOWFLAKE WITH YOUR AWL. 

IF YOU DON'T HAVE THE SNOWFLAKES OVER YOUR IMAGE BUT ARE USING THE PRINT AS A TEMPLATE FOR PUNCHING - YOU WILL ALIGN THE TEMPLATE OVER YOUR PICTURE AND HOLD SECURELY WHILE YOU PUNCH EACH HOLE THROUGH BOTH LAYERS OF IMAGES.

THIS IS WHAT YOUR SNOWFLAKE WILL LOOK LIKE WHEN PUNCHED | THE PAPER CURATOR

THIS IS WHAT YOUR SNOWFLAKE WILL LOOK LIKE WHEN PUNCHED | THE PAPER CURATOR


STEP FOUR:

KNOTTING THREAD AND THREADING NEEDLE

KNOT THE END OF YOUR EMBROIDERY THREAD | THE PAPER CURATOR

KNOT THE END OF YOUR EMBROIDERY THREAD | THE PAPER CURATOR

THREAD YOUR NEEDLE | THE PAPER CURATOR

THREAD YOUR NEEDLE | THE PAPER CURATOR


STEP FIVE:

BEGIN EMBROIDERING

PUNCHED HOLES OF SNOWFLAKE FROM THE BACK | THE PAPER CURATOR

PUNCHED HOLES OF SNOWFLAKE FROM THE BACK | THE PAPER CURATOR

BEGIN EMBROIDERY FROM THE BACK | THE PAPER CURATOR

BEGIN EMBROIDERY FROM THE BACK | THE PAPER CURATOR

FROM THE BACK OF YOUR IMAGE, BEGIN THE FIRST SNOWFLAKE FROM THE CENTER PUNCH WITH YOUR THREAD KNOTTED.


STEP SIX:

FIRST LEG OF THE SNOWFLAKE

EMBROIDERED SNOWFLAKES OVER IMAGES | THE PAPER CURATOR

EMBROIDERED SNOWFLAKES OVER IMAGES | THE PAPER CURATOR

OPTIONAL FRENCH KNOT | THE PAPER CURATOR

OPTIONAL FRENCH KNOT | THE PAPER CURATOR

OPTIONAL: IF YOU'D LIKE THE FRENCH KNOT INCLUDED IN YOUR SNOWFLAKE YOU'LL NEED TO PUNCH ONE EXTRA HOLE AT THE ENDING OF EACH STAR POINT LIKE THE ONE I PUNCHED HERE.

YOU CAN, AT THIS TIME PUNCH EACH EXTRA HOLE IF YOU'D LIKE.


STEP SEVEN:

FRENCH KNOT

HOW TO FRENCH KNOT | THE PAPER CURATOR

HOW TO FRENCH KNOT | THE PAPER CURATOR

FRENCH KNOT HOW TO:

 

FIRST- TAKE NEEDLE FROM BACK THROUGH FRENCH KNOT HOLE.

 

SECOND- PULL THREAD TAUT TO THE SIDE WITH YOUR LEFT HAND.

 

THIRD - INSERT NEEDLE WITH RIGHT HAND FROM THE UNDERSIDE OF YOUR PULLED THREAD.

 

FOURTH - WRAP THREAD THREE TIMES AROUND NEEDLE (THE MORE TIMES YOU WRAP, THE LARGER THE FRENCH KNOT SO # OF WRAPS IS OPTIONAL).

 

FIFTH - KEEPING THREAD TAUT, INSERT NEEDLE BACK IN HOLE YOU BEGAN WITH.

 

SIXTH - 

PULL NEEDLE THROUGH HOLDING THREAD SO YOUR FRENCH KNOT IS TIGHT.

 

SEVENTH - COMPLETELY PULL THREAD THROUGH AND YOUR FRENCH KNOT WILL BE FORMED.


STEP EIGHT:

COMPLETE YOUR SNOWFLAKE

FROM THE ABOVE STEPS YOU SHOULD HAVE THE IDEA ON HOW TO COMPLETE YOUR SNOWFLAKE, SO KEEP EMBROIDERING UNTIL IT'S COMPLETE!

COMPLETING YOUR EMBROIDERED SNOWFLAKE | THE PAPER CURATOR

COMPLETING YOUR EMBROIDERED SNOWFLAKE | THE PAPER CURATOR

ONE COMPLETE SNOWFLAKE | THE PAPER CURATOR

ONE COMPLETE SNOWFLAKE | THE PAPER CURATOR


STEP NINE:

REPLICATE SNOWFLAKES UNTIL YOUR PAGE IS COMPLETE.

COMPLETED PAGE OF EMBROIDERED SNOWFLAKES | THE PAPER CURATOR.

COMPLETED PAGE OF EMBROIDERED SNOWFLAKES | THE PAPER CURATOR.

ONCE YOUR PAGE IS DONE IT'S READY TO BE THROWN INTO A MINI ALBUM, OR UPSIZE YOUR TEMPLATE TO MAKE THIS 4X4 PAGE LARGER, MAYBE EVEN 12X12! IT'S UP TO YOU. I HOPE YOU'VE FOUND THIS FAST + FABULOUS TUTORIAL HELPFUL. UNTIL NEXT TIME...

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