by Debbie Hodge
Tassels and fringe are trendy additions to clothes, jewelry, home decor, and party decorations. Add them to your pages for texture, dimension and interest.
Christy Strickler says, “My son helped sweep our patio after we potted plants. I wanted to create the look of grass and sewed together strips of denim and a green dish towel. I then cut the dish towel to create fringe. To make the broom, I misted a bamboo skewer and a piece of cardboard. I created a fringed border from twine and adhered it inside the cardboard to resemble bristles.”
Kiki Kougioumtzi says, “This is a photo of my daughter studying all the little details (charms, layers, beads, and more) of a belly dance costume she received as a gift. All those details of the costume led me to use fringes on my layout. I used paper fringes (cut with Silhouette Cameo) and ribbon fringe, placed in rows as a mat for my main photo and my title.
Katie Scott says, “My daughter started cutting my hair when she was 6, and I have always cut her hair. Now we do haircuts on the dock so there won’t be any clean up. I used the Martha Stewart fringe scissors because the cuts resemble hair and I used colors that worked well with the outdoor theme (beige, aqua and blue).
Brenda Becknell says, “These photos are from our third annual Black Friday shopping trip: my sister, my nieces and me having fun at 4:00 am! To create the fringe on the border strip and on the top corner accent, I trimmed one finished edge from a length of ribbon, and then pulled threads along one edge. To add a little more fringe to the page, I used a small burlap flower diecut and pulled threads along each side to create the two-tone accent under the star button on the bottom right. The layout design was inspired by the On a Shelf lesson from the Scrapbook Coach series.”
Audrey Tan says, “This page is about my son using his dog to pull him while on the skateboard. It’s no surprise, the dog obliged. I used tassel ball fringe here to underscore my photos.”
Amanda Jones says, “Coco the dog is undoubtedly the most girly member of our family, but she doesn’t mind getting her paws dirty if it means a beach trip! I used the fringe to represent Coco’s feminine nature and contrast with the mucky beach fun. So as not to overwhelm the page I snipped a long strip of red tissue paper into a fringe and curled it into a flower shape. This hints at her ‘frilly’ personality without distracting from the matter-of-fact page design and colours.”
Leah Farquharson says, “Anyone who has visited the beach, knows that there’s a constant, steady breeze off of the ocean. It’s not usual to see the clouds roll in in the summer when it heats up! I created a tassle ‘banner’ and tried to place it across the page in a way that made me think of the breeze blowing across the beach.”
Amy Kingsford says, “This page is about a house we ALMOST rented just after my husband and I were married. It had green shag carpeting and a tiny bathroom–just to name a few its flaws. I used a stock photo since I did not have a photo of my own to go with the story. I built a shelf for my photo with two strips of tassled fringe layered over one another because they reminded me of the green shag carpeting from my story. I used other “home related” goodies on this page including the map motif background, key, and paint chip cards to reinforce my story.”