Serendipity Technique
CardMaker|Autumn 2017
Serendipity Technique

The serendipity technique is one of those go-to techniques that is not only timeless, but also results in beautiful one-of-a-kind creations! Although it is not new, it may be new to many of you. For others, this may be a pleasant reminder to revisit this technique and all of its possibilities. Like many techniques, it has evolved and continues to do so with each new product being used in the world of card making and paper crafting.

Sharon M.Reinhart

Some refer to "serendipity" as a "fortunate happenstance or a pleasant surprise." I am confident that you will be pleasantly surprised with your serendipity creations! This technique is similar to paper collage where a variety of materials are pasted onto a surface to create a piece of art. In the serendipity technique, a master board or serendipity panel is created using bits and pieces of various papers. Strips of washi tape and ribbons are also options at this stage. Once the panel has been created, it is then manipulated by cutting it into strips, squares or shapes. Those pieces can then be used to create cards, tags and many other projects. Almost any type of paper, ribbon and tape can be used.

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Autumn 2017