Just wanted to share a sneak peek of two brand new classes that I will be teaching in England, Belgium and the Netherlands in a couple of weeks.
The Christmas class is a chipboard mini-album where we alter the pages to create a V-shaped notch to allow the interactive feature, a foldover 3D ornament on the final page, to be displayed even while the album is closed. With the built-in attached easel, the album can be stood up on a table and flipped through without closing the ornament.
I was inspired for the ornament by a card I saw in a book about geometric origami. It was interesting to flip through the book, because there were a lot of techniques in it that I had figured out on my own, but I must admit that the foldover idea was new to me. As with all my classes, however, I start from scratch on my templates, meaning I take no measurements or deconstruct anything that inspires me. In this case, the general idea is the same as the origami card, but the thickness of the chipboard added a whole other dimension (literally!) to the design, and the resulting template is my own interpretation of how to get a similar effect as the one I saw.
I will be teaching Ornamental at these stores:
England: Saturday, November 8th:
Treasure CraftsMill HallOne Whitemans GreenCuckfieldWest Sussex RH17 5HXtel. 01444 452698website: www.treasurecrafts.co.uk
Le Scrap à Lore
rue Adrien Materne 35
Scrap 4 Fun, Rotterdam