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Sometimes I like to get crazy with a craft knife. I get kind of obsessed and spend a few hours with a craft knife and a self-healing mat and my art journal and lace pages are the wonderful result!
Check them out (and yes, everything you see was HAND CUT). You can do it too!
I mixed letter stickers with some pen "shadows" to make them really pop off the busy background.
To cut lace pages, simply slide a self-healing mat into your art journal and underneath the page you'd like to cut. Then start cutting with a craft knife -- starting at the side furthest from the spine. Slowly work your way towards the spine. That's it. Nothing fancy. No special tricks. Just simple cutting over and over and over.
I hope you'll give it a try!
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