I was a little nervous about getting this onto the page in the right place, the right way, and without any wrinkles, but it wasn't too bad. They have little "bridges" built in in strategic places so it pretty much stays together. Adds a perfect amount of drama to a page!
When I first saw this item, I thought it was one big beautiful swirl - which it is! However, I was able to cut apart the swirl and turn it into several swirls to use on one layout. That is what I really like about it - it is versatile.
In the photo these look black yet when they arrived they are more of a gray. I was glad I ordered both these and the ones that are called "black" because the other ones were what I needed. I will use these on something else but they won't work for the black layout I had in mind.