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Doing an illustration for my other blog, I had a very frustrating experience with new quality drawing paper which got me thinking and indeed resulted in a flood of ideas, what can be done with the 99 sheets of paper that are still left from the block. So I decided to install a whole new blog to show you the results. I hope you will enjoy them as much as I like to create the projects.

The sheets of paper I am working with are size A4 (21 x 29.7 mm), 185 g/m².

TERMS OF USE: I'm happy for you to use this tutorial to make items which you can keep, give as gifts or sell. You are not permitted to copy, resell or distribute the tutorial in any form (printed or digital). All images and texts are my own and under copyright.

Dienstag, 22. Januar 2013

Snowflake Postcard

As winter still is in full bloom (or rather in full snow) I have done another snow project. This one is a bit tricky and requires a lot of patience.

Snowflake Postcard How To:

Material: 1 Sheet of white paper
                a small piece of sandwich paper (left over from the snow crystal project)
                a small piece of a different transparent paper (a different shade of white,
                a slightly different texture)
                sky bluish paper
                sewing thread in different shades of blue (consistent to your choice of
                background paper)
                glue stick
  • Cut the sheet of paper in two crosswise.
  • Draw the contour of a snowflake and cut out.
  • Cut out a snowflake from the transparent paper.
  • Cut out a small hexagonal crystal shape for the center and 6 pieces for the tips of the snowflake from the sandwich paper.
  • Align them all on your background paper in layers, so that they fit into the snowflake cut-out of the cover.
  • Glue carefully only in the center of each 'arm' of the snow crystal, so that it is just fixed a bit, but the ends will remain loose.
  • Sew the layers together, using different shades of sewing thread for each seam.
  • Glue under the cover and sew carefully together.
  • Glue the finished  cover and the other half of the A4 sheet together. Cut off protruding edges if necessary.
  • Fold in two.
  • Very carefully pull the loose ends of the tranparent parts of the crystal a bit off  the background for a more 3D look.
Fixing the transparent paper onto the background and sewing everything together are the trickiest parts. If your sewing machine allows for extra slow sewing, take the chance.

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