Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Splitcoast Tutorial: Origami Leaf

It's my turn to share a tutorial over on Splitcoast - this week I'm sharing an Origami Leaf fold - it's an easy one, with lots of possibilities! 

I saw this fold when I was scrolling through #paperjewelry posts on Instagram, so my first thought was to make some earrings. 

Before adding the hooks, I dipped the paper leaves a few times in PC Petrifier, which is the wood hardener I use for my paper beads - after 2-3 coats, the paper is quite a bit harder, and has a semi-gloss finish. (I dip my beads 4-5 times for a little more shine.)

The leaves can be left as is or wired to pair with die cut flowers, or you can glue a few together for a rosette - I put 6 together for my snowflake ornament, but you could certainly do more. I sealed this piece with 2 or 3 coats of Krylon Triple Thick - that works really well too, since the spray can easily get into all the little folds.

One more project - this one is actually double size (starting with a 6" square) but I kept the same spacing for the score lines. I sealed this one with the Krylon spray as well, and that angel die cut is from this set.

We'll be taking next week off from the newsletter so we can have a break for the holidays - I know I'll be doing some cleaning, weeding and reorganizing in my craft room!

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1 comment:

  1. WHAT an INTERESTING fold, Dina! The paper looks like it's draped! It makes BEAUTIFUL EARRINGS & ORNAMENTS!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!! ENJOY your family & your break!!! ;)<3