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Honeycomb paper makes me feel like a paper engineering genius. True story! :)
Ink Antics makes HoneyPop honeycomb papers, in a nice assortment of colors, including rainbow, and We R Memory Keepers offers theirs in 3 color hue packages, 2 pads of honeycomb paper per color in the pack. A word to the wise on the We R Memory Keepers Honeycomb papers: Separate the pads before use.
- No matter which honeycomb paper you use, pay close attention to the direction of the glue lines that run throughout the whole pad of paper; you want them running perpendicular to the shape you are cutting out. The Inky Antics HoneyPop papers actually have an indicator of this on the back side of their pad to remind you what direction.
- Inky Antics HoneyPop papers have a "tighter"/smaller honeycomb pattern that may work better for smaller sized embellishments.
- Low profile dies will not be able to cut entirely through the honeycomb papers due to thickness, but they make great templates you can trace and cut by hand; Bigz/Steel Rule dies should be able to cut through them.
- Honeycomb paper works best with simple, symmetrical shapes; you only need half the shape so either place it along the edge and cut half of it out, or cut a whole shape and then trim the shape itself in half.
- We R Memory Keepers suggest with the leftover of their pads, to retrim the remainder to a straight edge again and apply padding glue to that edge, to continue using it up; I haven't had an opportunity to try this yet, nor investigate why this would be necessary, but I'll be looking into it.
I must admit, I'm so taken with the honeycomb papers that I snapped up every color I could get my hands on! But, to achieve the multi-colored effect on this particular project, I used the white paper, and you'll see in the video how I achieved the end result.