Saturday 29 October 2011

Little Fishing Net Tutorial

Good evening to you all in the land of blog

After several lovely comments, and requests and lots of mail enquiries

 finally I have prepared my first ever tutorial, thank you to so many of you for requesting it and hope this explains it clearly enough and I apologise for the numerous photographs and both mine and Matt's hands lol xx

So starting with all the little bits you will require, 
  • Some Scotch Electrical Shielding Tape 
Edited at Request - The Electrical Shielding Tape can be purchased on e bay (mine comes from the electrician, the husband) on e bay search for 3M Scotch 24 Electrical Shielding Tape
  • Some Pliers
  • Some Glue
  • A match stick or several first time around
  • some craft wire the sturdy one not the flimsy
  • copic pen to colour

Here is the Electrical Shielding Tape out of it's box, with a small 3 inch piece cut off the role.

Place your finger inside the cut off piece to open it out

and then remove your finger and expand it as far as it will go

Take a 5 inch piece of the craft ribbon and straighten it out, you are going to use this as the needle and thread, weaving in and out of the opened out end of the metal ribbon tube

It does get hard nearer the end, and you do need lots of patience but it will be worth it honest, make sure you have enough of the wire through both sides

Use a circular shaped object, I have used a small stickles bottle, to push the now misshapen wire into a circle shape again

Whilst it is in place use the pliers to twist the two wire ends together 

Keep twisting until really tight

Remove from the circular object and you have a lovely circle and a great join for the wire

The scruffy edges you just push inside but be careful not to damage your nice circle.

Again put your finger into the ribbon and with your other hand, take hold of the other end of the metal ribbon, and start to twist

Keep twisting

Until it holds firmly on it's own

 Take your scissors and cut away the excess metal ribbon
 You have now created the little net

 Take your pliers and cut through the waste wire but leave a little for the join onto the pole

Just the smallest bit so you can hide it

Now take your match stick

Offer it up to the net and mark with a pencil where the metal wire finishes

Using a craft knife, cut half way through the match stick on that line

Turn the match stick and cut down the centre up to the line

we are removing half of the match stick

So that the wire will fit under it

now to colour the pole, I have used copics E49

 The wood takes the colour really well

Here it shows the cut out a little better

Now being careful flatten the net circle onto the net as when placed on the card it will need to be lower

 Add glue to the wire stick

and the cut match end

Place the two together carefully, you will get over spill of glue, but you can wait till it is dry to trim this away

Now add it to your creation for that extra special embellishment

 Hugs and Enjoy your evening 


Suzi Mac said...

Fantastic tut Kate, you are a clever girl. Gorgeous card too hon.
Suzi x

chrissy xx said...

Brilliant Tutorial Kate.
This I will do! Ithere is one Fishing mad hubby here lol. Thank you.

KarinsArtScrap said...

thank you kate for this tutorial. love it.

greetings karin

Kati said...

Wow, that's a great tuturial. Thanks.


Dr Sonia S V said...

How creative this idea is and such a fabulous tutorial.
Cheers from Bangalore ,India
Dr Sonia S V

Miria said...

Hi, hun. You had a very creative Saturday! fab tutorial, thank you for sharing! Hugs, Miria xx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Oh, this is a brilliant tutorial Kate! Very clever idea!

Warm hugs

Sandra H said...

Fabulous tutorial kate and your card is amazing truly beautiful:) Sandra H

CLaire said...

Awww how nice of you both to do a how to.... I so want to have a go at this...and thanks for the email back when I asked....
Brilliant idea

Crafty Loops said...

Fantastic tutorial Kate, thank you for sharing. Lee x

Janice said...

Excellent tutorial & a lovely fishing net! Such a clever idea. Jx

Karen Howard said...

Wow, love the card and your fish net is fantastic! How creative. Hugs, Karen

Arline said...

Fab tutorial! Such a clever idea!xx

Helen said...

Great tutorial Kate - thanks to you & Matt! :0)
Helen x

ladyjanet_56 said...

great demo Mike nice nails too :) great tutorial Kate.

could you use that netting stuff you make necklaces from?

Linny said...

Wow what a lot of work making the little net, its brilliant. Love your card. Linda x

Chris said...

A wonderful tutorial Kate and such a beautiful card. Love your colouring and gorgeous design too. Hugs, Chris :)

ladyjanet_56 said...

Love the bottle how soft looking it is too, love everything about it you have made a plain bottle beautiful. Janet x

(sorry thought it was Mikes nails:( wish him look in his placings)x

Anonymous said...

This is amazing, love the way you made the net, so clever and a fab tutorial, thank you for sharing this fantastic idea, the card looks so pretty, you really are an inspiration
Lindsay xx

Sally said...

Great tutorial Kate, thanks for sharing with us. Great to get the men involved with our crafting!
Reall gorgeous elegant looking bottle too.
Have a good day.
Hugs Sally xx

Natali said...

Small pis, a lot of gentle work. Kate, you are my HERO!!! This is amazing!! Thank you for full of details tutorial.

Mary Lou said...

AWESOME AWESOME idea. Thanks for tute--so clever my dear!!
I am you newest follower and thanks for candy hint and visiting my blog!!

Monika said...

What a fantastic idea!!! I love it:)
Thanks for the tutorial-It's great
Someday I'll do sth. like that for my son, he'll be ":D:D:D" ;)

Greetings from Poland:)

Merlyn said...

Amazing idea.. Thanks a lot for the tutorial :)

angelwhispers said...

Wow Kate your tutorial was just fab!!!

I just love this little net and how perfect does it look! Chanelle xxx

chrissy xx said...

Had no tape Kate ...but I've made one and given you a mention...Thank you for the idea.

Becky said...

What a fab idea, very creative.
I love it.
Becky x

tilly said...

a great idea,Kate well done, thanks for the tut

Ea Christiansen said...

Wow what a great tutorial and the net looks so good on the card. Thanks for the inspiration.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Lovely card and brilliant tutorial, what a great idea too. Thanks.

Wendy H said...

A beautiful card and a great tutorial. Very clear and helpful. Wendy xx

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