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10 ways to use remnant lace on your projects





It's no secret that I love lace. And that I'm super lucky that people like to keep their remnant lace and send them my way. :) My faves are white so that I can colorize them any way I want to. I don't mind the small pieces either. With gel medium, I can create the "whole" illusion. *winks*
Here are 10 ways to use remnant lace on your projects.


Black-and-gold-tag
Black and gold tag

1. Layer the lace over patterned paper for contrasting texture and interest on your tag.

Here I layered the black peekaboo lace over patterned paper and then added another layer of paper blooms for even more texture and interest. I tied all the elements together with gold book corners, and gold mica flakes for a dramatic look.


A-mixed-media-canvas-inspired-by-Iceland
A mixed media canvas inspired by Iceland

2.  Try lace over lace for a dreamy feel.

My canvas base was first covered with remnant lace and wrapping tissue, gessoed and then misted. Next, I applied white gesso on the raised surfaces to really showcase the intricate lace patterns. Then I added the lilac floral lace pieces to create an ethereal feel to the piece.

The overdone tea tin
The overdone tea tin

3.  Gold and white lace - a winning combination.

Spray paint an old tea tin with gold paint, add a layer of white remnant lace and embellish to your heart's content. :)

Shabby-chic-magnet
A shabby chic magnet
4. Peach and aqua work well too. 

Here I used the peach lace as the backdrop for the embellishment cluster on my shabby chic magnet.

Pretty-envelopes
Easy to make pretty envelopes

5. Decorate little envelopes with lace.

These are so easy to do and are fabulous for tucking in little notes for a special someone.

The-textured-neutral-card
Neutral textures on a card
6.  Have a play with textures.

When you keep to neutral tones, you can play up the layers without making it "heavy" or overdone. Here I adhered a lace layer over a wood ATC and incorporated a diecut on top.

Altered-zipper-bottle-for-LESSology.
An altered bottle tutorial

7. Cover up a glass bottle in a pretty way.

This is why I love clear bottles. :) Cover up with white remnant lace and add drama with a zipper for a one-of-a-kind paintbrush holder.

Beautiful-card-by-Yvonne-Yam-for-Maya-Road1
I love the look of peekaboo lace

8. Use lace to tone down a busy patterned background.

Went a little overboard with the misted background? No worries, just tone it down with a little peekaboo lace....it looks like you did the background on purpose.

Afternoon-tea
Afternoon tea

9. Create textural interest by using lace as a photo mat for your layout.

The lace really helped to tie all the neutral elements together and make it a little more feminine.

Window
Window for LESSology

10. Make a pretty window display backdrop.

Here I used the vintage lace to create "dramatic" curtains for my "window" frame.


There you have it...10 ways to use remnant lace on your projects.  Which is your fave?



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11 comments:

Lizzy Hill said...

FABULOUS ideas....I really like the ott misted card with the lace to calm it down....but I REALLY like the envelope idea. I would never have thought of that! As always, totally brilliant post!!!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Beautiful projects !! My favourite is the glass bottle :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

You ALWAYS ROCK the lace!!!!!!!!!!!! I love these!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lisa said...

No one uses lace as beautifully as you!! These are all amazing!! So hard to pick a favorite, but I do adore the mixed media canvas inspired by Iceland!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Cindy deRosier said...

It's hard to pick a favorite, but I think the window is the most creative!

Judy Corner said...

Oh WOW! Yvonne! What a LOVELY read! I found myself nodding in agreement right through. Thank you for taking the time to do this. So inspiring! Judy x

Katy said...

This is such a great inspiring post! I really like the envelopes and the scrapbook page! Very clever! :)

lavina agarwal said...

Beautiful ideas... Love the way you incorporate lace.. The peek a boo card is lovely

lavina agarwal said...

It was really nice catching up with you in Melbourne and Sydney... Little miss was tiny then... Any plans for India?

Radhika said...

Fabulous ideas.. love the envelopes :)

Audrey Pettit said...

You do such cool things with lace, my friend! I really love all the different ideas you come up with and unique ways to use your supplies. Love your idea of coloring white lace to match whatever you need. And I LOVE how you layer to create the most amazing depth and texture!

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