Paper gems (+ templates) This has got to be one of my favourite projects to date…which is a good job because I nearly broke my brain putting the templates together!! I’m not so good at maths and figuring out angles (my lovely Mum is a retired maths teacher so I should know better!). By the way this project is quite fiddly so more aimed at grown-ups or older kids. My paper gems were very influenced by these wonderful crayons (via Deborah’s Pinterest board). You can use these paper gems as hanging decorations (for your Christmas tree) or you can incorporate them into a mobile or garland. If you spray them lightly on one side they look very pretty and a bit more crystal-like! If you love crystals and gems as much as I do then check out these cool projects: Home-made rock candyHome grown geodes Edited to add: Check out this great advent calendar idea using my paper gems. Kids craft coming up next week…I absolutely promise this time! I’ve been a total slacker on email lately…but intend to catch up over the next week. !!
El blog de 51114u9 How to make gift bags from newspaper When I bought something at a store recently, the clerk handed me my purchase in a bag made from a newspaper. I liked it very much and had to make some more—thus today's DIY recycled newspaper project: gift bags made from the Wall Street Journal. You can vary the dimensions, of course, but here's what I used to create a bag that's 5" tall, 4.5" wide, and 3" deep. Stack two sheets of newspaper on top of each other. Cut out a rectangle that's 15.5" wide and 8.25" tall. Fold a flap 1.25" down from the top. Cut two pieces of cardstock or chipboard to 4.25" x 1", then glue them on the widest two panels just under the top fold. Put glue on the outside of the 0.5" tab and bring the left-most panel over to form the body of the bag, aligning the cut edge of the panel with the folded edge of the flap. Upend the bag so the 2" flap is now up. Put glue on both flaps and fold them inward to form the bottom of the bag.
Action Papercrafts DIY Cup Cake Liners We went to a beautiful little island to pick raspberries last weekend and I wanted to make a bunch of lemon-raspberry cupcakes. To pimp them up a little, I made these cute, super easy cupcake liners . There were featured in Woman’s Day Magazine June 2012! Just download and print out the patterns on letter sized paper, cut out one big square, take a glass and wrap your paper around it. For the oil of the baked cupcakes not to zip through, take a little bit of wax paper, cut a smaller square and insert it in between your cupcake and the big printed square. Wrap some Bakers Twine around it. But we are not finished! More cupcake liner ♥ : …sooo whimsicly cute! …Pool party cupcake liners… …Add some lace… …A christmas tree… (on top of my list for x-mas decor!) …Very cute cupcake printables… ♥ A happy weekend! Sibylle
How To Make an Eight Page Book Out of a Single Sheet of Paper Here are eight panels of artwork printed on one side of a single sheet of paper. With some trimming, folding, and cutting, we will transform this sheet into the eight pages, including the front and back cover, of a tiny book. Be sure to download and print a free book from the Free For All exhibition! The first thing to do is to trim off the excess paper from the edges. Here's the first fold you should make, dividing the page in half. Unfold the sheet, and fold it in half along the other dimension. Unfold it again, and then fold the page into quarters. And here's the next. Unfold the sheet, and make a slice between the tops of the center four panels. Fold the sheet together, so that the two strips of panels are back to back. And then find the front and back cover, and crease the book into its final shape.
Free truetype fonts - downloadable fonts for windows and mac at fonts101.com Tunnel Vision I know you are invited to at least one wedding this summer. Bring your camera. This is a neat way to present a special wedding picture. It's an old paper trick call a tunnel card. I like to frame it in a shadow box and give it to the married couple. Materials: 4 copies of a photo that has a fore, middle and background. shadowbox frame mat 2 pieces of cardstock glue stick Tools: scissors In this sample, the frame and mat are 8" x 10". Leave one photo as is. Glue the pleated card stock to the back of the mat. You should have a photo that looks like this one.
Quilling - Turning Paper Strips into Intricate Artworks Quilling has been around for hundreds of years, but it’s still as impressive and popular now as it was during the Renaissance. The art of quilling first became popular during the Renaissance, when nuns and monks would use it to roll gold-gilded paper and decorate religious objects, as an alternative to the expensive gold filigree. Later, during the 18th and 19th centuries, it became a favorite pass-time of English ladies who created wonderful decorations for their furniture and candles, through quilling. Basically, the quilling process consists of cutting strips of paper, and rolling them with a special tool. It sounds simple enough, but special skill is required to create more advanced shapes like marquises, arrowheads or holly leaves. All through the years, the art of quilling has remained almost unchanged, but new specialty supplies now allow quilling masters to create anything from detailed 3-D figures to wall-sized museum installations. Reddit Stumble
Turtle Turtle Paper Toy Cute turtle paper toy from BEASTORY, pop its top-half open to double as a gift box. A great doodle and all doodle drawings allow us to make art while daydreaming. S I love a great doodle! Not only do I love doing them, I’m fascinated by other people’s too. Do you find yourself on the phone, pen in hand making random shapes and images on scraps of paper? Do you find yourself making the same marks or symbols? Well, that’s doodling and that makes you a doodler! To me this is proof that there’s an artist inside all of us. Making doodle drawings on purpose is also fun. Let’s say you’re blocked creatively speaking. Whether you’re a writer, artist, musician or photographer, making doodles can be a great way to get those creative juices flowing again. The simple act of putting pen to paper making random marks while you drift around in your head space can become a great source of inspiration. It’s also a great way to relax. I don’t know about you, but that sounds therapeutic to me! Ah yes, what is art after all? Some doodles turn out quite beautifully. These random symbols and marks can evolve into intricate patterns and designs. But then again, who cares?
magic wallet You will need: Card in three different colours Ruler Pencil Scissors Glue What to do 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Back to the Science Projects menu... Back to the Other Stuff projects menu... Marbleizing Paper « Skip To My Lou To make this fun and easy marbleized paper you will need: 1/2 tsp alum (helps paint adhere to the paper), 2 cups liquid starch, liquid acrylic paints, a long wooden skewer , a 9 X 13 pan and white copy paper cut to fit the inside your pan. You can change up the size of the pan, just keep the proportions of starch and alum the same. The starch should be 1 to 2 inches deep in your pan. Pour 2 cups of liquid starch in the pan then add 1/2 tsp alum stirring until mixed. Gently drop acrylic paint on the surface of the starch. Take the wooden skewer and drag the paint through the starch. Lay your piece of paper on top of the starch. Lift the paper out of the pan and allow the starch to drip off the paper Rinse the paper under running water removing any extra starch. After the paper has been rinsed, lay it out to dry. You may find that you can print two sheets of paper before adding more paint to the starch. Have fun! Like this: Like Loading...