Painting by Eleanor Polen
This white paper fan can be easily made with any white paper, a pair of scissors, a whole punch, and some curling ribbon.
Cut on the folded line, and fold in half several times until you cannot fold it anymore and it looks like this:
Hold it together tightly and
cut little hearts and squares on both folds.
Cut out shapes free-hand on both the folded edges,
or use the pattern and draw the outlines, on the folds,
with a pencil. Cut out the pieces, and unfold the
paper. Punch a hole at the very end of the folded fan, and string a ribbon through it. This can also be glitterized, if you like.
Here is another interesting card or ornament. It can be a window, or a door if you add a round door knob.
You can give the door a bit of dimension by making two pieces. Cut out the windows and trace around then on another piece the same size. Paint glitter glue on the windows, and add extra glitter. I used prisma glitter here. On the wrong side of the cut-out window piece, roll tape . Set that side onto the glittered square.
The bird is just cut out and painted with glitter glue in various areas. To make the candle, copy the pattern and roll the piece around and tape it in the back. With a tube of glitter glue, draw some dripping wax, and paint the flame. Add extra prisma if you like. Golds and other metallics might look great.
It even fits in this old candle holder, and twinkles in the light, which is great for day time candle light.
In the previous post I tried to demonstrate a way to make the garland paper dolls. Try this in other shapes, like tea pots, houses, sheep, cupcakes, trees, or anything you like.
Here is the pattern. If it will not respond to your print button, highlight it then cut and paste (ctrl plus c) and bring up a blank page and click ctrl plus v.
The glove has a straight edge and can be placed on the fold of cardstock, to be used as a card. I sprinkled it with mica flakes after painting the cuff with clear glitter glue and dotted glue down the center of each finger. The bird and the door can be used as cards if you place one edge on the fold.
These simple white paper things can be used for napkin rings, if you make a circle of paper to attach them to. The candle would work as a napkin ring too, and would be especially dramatic and pretty if the napkin was a bold colour.
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Here is that glittered bird in a tree.
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