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About this Blog

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.

Donnerstag, 14. Februar 2013

Valentine's Day Love Letters

Happy Valentine!

Here comes a nice little Valentine gift for those of you who like a fiddly job.

Love Letter How to

Material: 1 sheet of white paper
                oil pastels in various shades of red, orange, magenta, pink
                water colours in similar shades
  • Cut out the template (which you can order here). Paint the heart parts with the oil pastels. Add a second layer in water colours covering pink with orange and vice versa. Let dry.
  • Cut out all parts, clipping small triangles off the flaps of the heart shapes.
  • Fold back all flaps. Do valley and mountain folds in the 'wall'-strips according to the shape of the letters and crease properly.
  • Beginning with the letter 'L' spread little glue on all the flaps of the first L and onto the inner rim of the strip. Carefully put together, hiding the endflap of the 'wall'-strip inside. Let dry.
  • Repeat the procedure with the second L and insert carefully. You might need to insert the corners and level cover and wall with the help of a knife, which is a bit tricky.
  • Repeat the last two steps with the other letters and the heart. As you can imagine the 'E' and the 'V' are especially fiddly. Here you need a bit of patience.
You can also do lids for the boxes by enlarging the top cover and a strip of about 1 cm height and fill the boxes with small items like candy or coupons for treats as an additional surprise.

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