So when I saw these cards...using the Hexagon Hive which makes for great chicken wire cut out... couldn't help but share with you... from Alanna also on the Artisan Team from SU
Now that chicken wire wouldn’t be complete without some cute little animals to go with it! I love creating punch art… there’s just something fun about how it turns out and it always seems to have such a wow factor with how cute the creations can be! Add a little sponging and combine that with the Faux Suede technique and your punch art creations almost come to life! Since the Faux Suede technique reveals the soft inner layers of the cardstock, it’s a perfect addition to punch art creations as it gives a whole new layer of dimension that you can see and FEEL.She included a tutorial below on how to achieve the Faux Suede effect (along with a tutorial on some of the pieces of the rooster and the chicken).
She stamped the Hardwood background on a piece of Sahara Sand to put behind the chicken wire and drew little lines to resemble the twists in the wire on real chicken wire. The ‘nest’ is created with the fringe scissors and some Naturals Ivory cardstock. The eggs are created with the small oval and then stamped on with the splotch from Gorgeous Grunge. There are plenty of little details in this card but once in a while a card with a lot of steps is worth the cuteness.
Here is the tutorial on how to do some of the pieces of the rooster and the chicken. The body of each the rooster and the chicken are upside down hearts (the rooster is the 3rd size up of the heart framelits and the chicken is from the heart punch).
Here’s another tutorial on how to get the Faux Suede effect.
TIP: to make it easier to punch the shapes that you need for your creations out of this faux suede paper, first glue your sueded pieces down (sueded side up) to ‘whole’ cardstock of the same color. It’s much easier to punch through and more stable to create with!
Here’s a couple more tutorials on how to get that
chicken wire look using the Hexagon Hive Framelit.
Did you know that if you flip the die cut piece over and run it through with the Hexagon Hive a 2nd time you can cut most of the hexagons (all but 3) out?! The hexagons that were left intact will match up with where the die cuts out the hexagons by flipping it over.