If you are a paper crafter, then like me, you probably collect scissors. I know that I seem to gather scissors like crazy. We thought we would share a few ideas about scissors that might help you no matter what stage of paper crafter you might be
Kinds Of Scissors ( including our personal recommendations)
- Non Stick scissors -Every one should have at least one pair of nonstick scissors. They can cut through tape and anything related. You simply do not get the adhesive gunk on your scissors.
- Mixed media scissors (a little heavier than regular scissors) They are used to cut chipboard, cardboard, and magnetic board.
- Fabric scissors are generally sharper. Good if you are using felt or fabric in your projects. You do not want to use these on anything but fabric.
- Pinking shears are used to keep fabric from fraying. You might use these if you are into mixed media.
- Fringed Scissors- Used to make fringe on paper
Cleaning Your Scissors
- Clean your scissors with alcohol wipes or rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball.
Cutting With Scissors
- Always move your paper rather than moving the scissors. You will get a better cut
Sharpening Your Scissors
- Cut through sand paper a few times to sharpen scissors
- Use a mug stand to store scissors. You ca often get one in your local thrift store
A good tip for using the scissors is to not cut quite all the way to the tip when you are cutting. Stop a short distance from the end and then realign the scissors to continue cutting. Cutting all the way to the end can cause the paper to tear instead of cut.