Schoolhouse-Shaped Gift Box Images and text by Amy Christie for Design Mom. The school year is ending and it’s time for last-day-of-school parties, and gifts for teachers, coaches, librarians and school bus drivers. I’m sure this (free!) printable school house gift box would be gladly received by any educator (or non-educator) on your thank you list! Remember this house gift box from Christmastime? By the way, Design Mom readers are just the best ever! Let’s get to making these cute things! Supplies: - Printable school house template — download for free: white, red or yellow - Scissors - Cutting blade - Double-sided tape - Ruler & scoring tool Print the school house gift box template. If you desire, use the cutting blade to remove the window panes and around the bell. With the ruler and scoring tool, score the house template on all the dotted lines. Fold on the newly scored lines. Add a piece of double-sided tape to the small tab and connect it with the other side of the house, as seen above.
Star Box I suppose it isn't exactly the right time of year for stars and lanterns, but I've got a paper folding fascination at the moment and so was drawn to a project I had wanted to do back in Autumn. During last lantern season I was looking everywhere for instructions to make these beautiful paper lanterns and couldn't find them anywhere. I ended up purchasing a lantern that was already made and since I've been struggling with some difficult folds and designs of other paper crafts, I decided to unfold the seemingly simple lantern I bought and figure the thing out for myself. Like all traditional origami, no glue or cutting (once the basic outside shape of the paper is made) are required. I feared that once I unfolded my lovely store-bought version I wouldn't be able to get it back together but thankfully it wasn't nearly as difficult as I assumed. Begin with a 12" square of paper to end up with a lantern that is about 7" across when complete. Cut off the four marked corners of the paper.
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Pyramid Gift Box Template This decorative box can be used to give a small gift or just as a decoration. Attached below is the pattern to make the box with complete directions on the sheet. This box was made by putting a sample wallpaper sheet sized to 81/2" x 11" and placed in my printer so that the pattern would print on the back side of the wallpaper. Back a few years ago I aquired some outdated wallpaper sample books from a store. I just asked the manager to let me know when he was updating his old sample books. Highlight pattern and print.
Hexagonal Stacking Boxes The inspiration for this week’s project comes from the Japanese stacking octagonal box kit shown above. We previously used a similar technique to demonstrate a business card box with traditional elegance. We now present a surreal modern makeover for Japanese papercraft boxes by using (recycling) paperboard packaging. We follow the same basic construction techniques, but simplify it by eliminating the paper coverings and decorations. They are great for storage, gift giving, and decorative use. The abstraction created from taking the package out of its context can be wonderfully fun. To get started, download the pattern here (18K pdf). This is an ideal project for a laser cutter, but can also be made by printing out the pattern and tracing or gluing it onto your material to cut with a hobby knife. Each of the pieces is perforated along the folds, which are drawn in blue in the pdf pattern. The interior box can be folded with the print facing either in or out.
Japanese Packaging Templates - Best Used With Card Stock or Color Paper I’m not sure how I discovered this awesome collection of packaging templates but I’m glad I did! Some professor or student at a japanese univeresity was nice enough to share all their packaging templates with the world! These are a few of my favorites and you can see all of them on their website. P.S. stumbleupon
Drawing Nature and Landscapes : How to Draw Nature Outdoors with Drawing Lessons Step by Step Techniques for Cartoons How to Begin Your Sketch In doing this sketch, doubtless great difficulty will be experienced in getting the drawing at all correct. Much assistance to this end can be obtained from a slight knowledge of Perspective This will form the subject of the next chapter. How to Draw From Nature with Easy to Remember Techniques Drawing from nature and landscapes with the following easy tips to follow with helpful tutorials to create beautiful illustrations and drawings with these free drawing lessons. Drawing Outdoor Objects: Water, Rock and Clouds A knowledge of the simpler technical principles involved in drawing clouds, water, and other natural features of the outdoors, is as essential to the newspaper artist as it is to the painter, in order to give naturalness to his pictures. A Tutorial for Sketching Landscapes - Outdoors Learn how to draw the great outdoors and landscapes with the this lesson on drawing landscapes outside. Drawing Grass : Use of Negative Drawing in Art Draw a Cartoon Valley
Zentangle® Hi All, I know this isn't watercolor, although I do combine it with watercolors sometimes, but I'm answering the question that was raised in this morning's "WASH" as to what zentangle® is. I've become a Certified Zentangle Teacher, or CZT, since I used to hang around here in WC and I just wanted to post this somewhere where those who asked the question as to what zentangle® is would see the answer. (My making anywhere near beginning of the "Daily Wash" thread is a rarity.) I imagine this would normally be posted in a "Mixed Media" forum. Please accept my apologies for this one-time breach of WC etiquette. Yes, as someone said, and to put it simply, zentangle® is a meditative form of art using repetitive patterns. Tangles are basically done on 3.5" X 3.5" tiles with a micron pen, no artistic talent needed. And here is a zentangle® inspired piece of artwork, or as it's called in the tangling world, a ZIA, that I began by dropping watercolors onto Strathmore bristol paper.
Anamorphic 3D Illusion Drawings The Italian artist Alessandro Diddi questions the point of view and the relevance of the look at things we can have through its anamorphose. From the point of view that one takes, sketches made in pencil appear to be three dimensional. Some incredible trompe l’oeil to discover in images. How to Draw Eyes: 25 Tutorials, Step-by-Steps, How-To’s and Reference Photos on How to Draw Human Eyes | Drawn in Black 9 Comments | August 11, 2011 Eyes… the window into the soul as they say. Below is a collection of resources on how to draw eyes to help you make sure your drawings have soul. Have fun! Tutorials UPDATE 12/10/11: If you’re looking for even more eye drawing resources, check out this great Squidoo lens on how to draw eyes compiled by Martin Stankewitz! Figure Drawing For All It's Worth by Andrew Loomis (p. 176) Drawing the Human Head by Burne Hogarth (p. 37) Eye Drawing Tutorial by Brian Huey How to Draw Eyes by Stanislav Prokopenko Drawing the Human Eye on OnlyPencil How to Draw Eyes on DrawFurry How to Draw Eyes: The Male Eye by Cataclysm-X How to Draw Eyes by JR Dunster How to Draw a Realistic Eye by DorsY69 How to draw the femal eye on Instructables Female Eye by Faith Te Drawing Cartoon Eyes by Pete Emslie Cartoon Eye Reference Sheet Manga / Anime Eyes Drawing the Manga Eye by Archvermin on DeviantArt Tutorial: Create Unique Anime Eyes by Kikariz on DeviantArt Draw Female Anime Eyes Videos
the Figure Drawing LAB Pencil Drawing Lessons & Techniques : How to Draw with Graphite Pencils & Shading Tutorials for Cartoons & Comics Pencil Drawing : How to Draw with Pencils Lesson Learn the basics of learning to draw with pencils...techniques and what you need. Learn techniques for drawing with pencils with the following lesson for how to draw and shade with pencils. How to Hold Your Pencil Correctly in Many Positions When Drawing Pictures Lesson Learn the correct positions for holding pencils while drawing. Direction to Draw your Lines with 3-Dimensional Objects The direction of your lines matters when representing 3D objects...find out how to determine which direction to draw your pencil lines. How to Draw Children and People from Real Life with Pencils Pencil Sketch drawing lesson ... learn how to draw people in real life situations. Drawing with the Lead Pencil - A pencil has many excellent qualities. Drawing Pencil Sketches Lesson Create realistic drawing pencil sketches using a variety of graphite drawing techniques. Drawing Techniques: Using Carbon, Charcoal, and Graphite Welcome to the drawing materials section.
Learn to Draw - Graphite Pencil Drawing Tutorial. Work In Progress - Step-by-Step Title: "Inner Beauty" Size: 18" x 14" Medium: Charcoal, Graphite, Carbon on White Paper Step One: If you are unfamiliar with the use of frisket film, here's a video that will explain it for you: Step Two: Next, I blended the charcoal with a piece of felt and added the beginnings of wood grain. Step Three: Then, I sprayed the drawing with fixative, Peeled off the frisket and began rendering the subjects. The tape on the right shows what it looking like after I removed the real masking tape. Step Four: I have started adding the holes and lines of the notebook paper. I used charcoal for the holes to match the background. The lines on the paper were produced with a .3 mechanical pencil to keep them as sharp and clean as possible. Close-up Step Five: Here’s the final. I’ve included some close-ups to give you a little better Idea of the detail. Click HERE for another Step-by-Step Lesson with Pictures and Text Learn How to Draw!