Thursday, November 12, 2015
Since You Asked...
So.... We will start from scratch.
I bought a mixed box of Tampex tubes years ago. They were just for pillow forms and canisters. I have quite a supply, so I am not sure if they even make them with cardboard tubes anymore... I hope so. If I ever run out, I am going to want more!
How to get a straight cut? First I find a paper that I want to use and either use the pattern on that to cut a straight line or I measure on the back side. I cut a strip and then glue it to the uncut tube. For the interior tube cut. I wrap the paper strip around it and mark it a bit higher. That's what is happening in the first photo.
I then stick the exacto blade straight into the tube on the edge of the paper.
Using an in and out motion... Not sawing, I cut along the line. To cut the top and bottom. Sometimes a little trimming with a pair of small, sharp scissors may be needed.
I then find the size of tube that fits best inside the outside tube and cut it about 1/16" taller than the outside tube. This will be glued inside. That way the lid will have a place to sit on.
This paper was not ideal, as it is kind of free handed, but it did work. You can see where I overlapped the cut piece on the top lid edge in the above photo.
I leave the top lid paper until the canister is finished. That way I can center the design before I trim the excess.
Last of all, I use bunka or #5 pearl cotton to do the edge trim...
Now you know how to do it. I hope that you can find the Tampax assorted size in cardboard tubes.
See you tomorrow!