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Published in 2011 by Stewart, Tabori & Chang An imprint of ABRAMS Text and illustrations copyright Š Margaret Van Sicklen Photographs copyright Š 2011 Jen Gotch All rights reserved. No portion of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, mechanical, electronic, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without written permission from the publisher. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Van Sicklen, Margaret. Modern paper crafts : a 21st-century guide to folding, cutting, scoring, pleating, and recycling / Margaret Van Sicklen ; photographs by Jen Gotch. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-1-58479-866-8 (alk. paper) 1. Paper work. I. Title. TT870.V365 2011 736'.98--dc22 2010016744

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A 21st-Century Guide to Folding, Cutting, Scoring, Pleating, and Recycling

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table of

contents 00

Introduction

00

Chapter 1: Getting Started

00

Chapter 2: Folding

00 00 00 00

Candy Cones Organizer Trays Treat Boxes Spring Branches

00

Chapter 3: Cutting

00 00 00 00 00 00 00

Wine-Bottle Daisy Frill Pet Silhouette Festive Stars Garland Chain Vase Cover Holiday Ornaments Op Art Mobile

00

Chapter 4: Scoring and Sculpting

00

A-Little-Bird-Told-Me Greeting Card (& Envelope)

00

00

Scored Heart, Good News Trumpet, Flower, Swirl, Snake, and Exclamation Point! Snakes, Snakes, Snakes, and More Scored Snakes Baroque Mirror Frame

00

Chapter 5: Pleating

00 00 00 00

X-Pleat Gift Wrap Chevron Wall DĂŠcor Pleated Bowl Pleated Lamp Shade

00

Chapter 6: Recycling

00 00 00

Newspaper Basket Corrugated Room Screen Hexagon Storage Bin

00

Resources

00

Acknowledgments

00


contents 6

Introduction

8

Chapter 1: Getting Started

22

Chapter 2: Folding

28 32 36 40

Candy Cones Organizer Trays Treat Boxes Spring Branches

48

Chapter 3: Cutting

54 58 62 66 70 74 78

Wine-Bottle Daisy Frill Pet Silhouette Festive Stars Garland Chain Vase Cover/Flower Pot Holiday Ornaments Op Art Mobile

94

Scored Heart, Good News Trumpet, Flower, Swirl, Snake, and Exclamation Point! 98 Snakes, Snakes, Snakes, and More Scored Snakes 102 Baroque Mirror Frame 106 Chapter 5: Pleating 112 116 120 124

X-Pleat Gift Wrap Chevron Wall DĂŠcor Pleated Bowl Pleated Lamp Shade

128 Chapter 6: Recycling 130 Newspaper Basket 134 Corrugated Room Screen 138 Hexagon Storage Bin 142 Resources

84 90

Chapter 4: Scoring and Sculpting A-Little-Bird-Told-Me Greeting Card (& Envelope)

143 Acknowledgments


Chapter 1

getting started

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Chapter 1

getting started

8

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Spring Branches

Finished Size Flower: 3" diameter Leaf: 2" long x 1½" wide Supplies Practice paper: 1 sheet of origami or other thin paper Ten #4 white cone coffee filters Scraps of card stock for templates, cut to 3½" x 1¾" for flower (F) and 2" square for leaf (L) Utility scissors

Everyone’s face brightens when the dogwood trees bloom in early spring. Create that happy springtime feeling in your home any time of year with these budding paper flowers. I chose coffee filters for these flowers because I knew their wonderful, crepe-like texture would give them a soft natural look. If you like, you can use a little watercolor paint to vary each one (see page 00).

Directions for leaves Note: One coffee filter makes two leaves (and one flower), and the directions below yield one leaf.

1. To cut two leaf patterns from a coffee filter, first position and trace the flower template (F) as follows: Place F on the filter’s folded edge, and trace around it with a pencil. Next place the leaf template (L) alongside the traced flower template, as shown in Drawing 1, and trace around L. Cut out the tracings, which will yield one square (when opened) for a flower and two squares for leaves. Set the flower square and one of the leaf squares aside for now.

Bone or wood folder Pencil Hot glue gun

40

MO D E RN PAPE R CRAFTs

41


Spring Branches

Finished Size Flower: 3" diameter Leaf: 2" long x 1½" wide Supplies Practice paper: 1 sheet of origami or other thin paper Ten #4 white cone coffee filters Scraps of card stock for templates, cut to 3½" x 1¾" for flower (F) and 2" square for leaf (L) Utility scissors

Everyone’s face brightens when the dogwood trees bloom in early spring. Create that happy springtime feeling in your home any time of year with these budding paper flowers. I chose coffee filters for these flowers because I knew their wonderful, crepe-like texture would give them a soft natural look. If you like, you can use a little watercolor paint to vary each one (see page 00).

Directions for leaves Note: One coffee filter makes two leaves (and one flower), and the directions below yield one leaf.

1. To cut two leaf patterns from a coffee filter, first position and trace the flower template (F) as follows: Place F on the filter’s folded edge, and trace around it with a pencil. Next place the leaf template (L) alongside the traced flower template, as shown in Drawing 1, and trace around L. Cut out the tracings, which will yield one square (when opened) for a flower and two squares for leaves. Set the flower square and one of the leaf squares aside for now.

Bone or wood folder Pencil Hot glue gun

40

MO D E RN PAPE R CRAFTs

41


Snakes, Snakes, Snakes, and More Scored Snakes

Supplies Note: In dimensions throughout, the width precedes the width.

for all motifs Practice paper: 1 sheet of poster board One 20" x 30" sheet of medium-weight black card stock (makes 2 snakes) One 16" x 20" rectangle of poster or mat board, for background Pencil Magic Rub Eraser Scoring tool and mat (page 00)

A slithering snake is the inspration for this amazingly easy-to-make abstract wall art. Cut, score, and sculpt a few different “snakes,” and then frame one or more of your favorites. Guys are really intrigued by this project. If you’re looking to charm one, this no-fuss project is a good place to ssssstart.

Directions 1. Position the card stock horizontally and face up, and cut (see “Tips for Cutting Paper Well” on page 00) it in half to make two 20" x 15" sheets. Repeat the steps below on both sheets.

2. Using a pencil, loosely draw a loopy line down the center of the paper (see Drawing 2 on page 00). Don’t worry if your drawing doesn’t look exactly like the one pictured. As my friend Toby says, “In nature, all snakes in the forest are different.”

3. Lightly draw an outline shape around your loopy line about ¾" wide on each side of the line, exaggerating the shape around the loops. Draw freely as you sketch the snake’s head; you can fine-tune it later when cutting it out.

Utility scissors Glue dots or double-sided tape One 16" x 20" frame

PAPER shown I used 140lb. card stock to make these snakes. 98

MO D E RN PAPE R CRAFTs

99


Snakes, Snakes, Snakes, and More Scored Snakes

Supplies Note: In dimensions throughout, the width precedes the width.

for all motifs Practice paper: 1 sheet of poster board One 20" x 30" sheet of medium-weight black card stock (makes 2 snakes) One 16" x 20" rectangle of poster or mat board, for background Pencil Magic Rub Eraser Scoring tool and mat (page 00)

A slithering snake is the inspration for this amazingly easy-to-make abstract wall art. Cut, score, and sculpt a few different “snakes,” and then frame one or more of your favorites. Guys are really intrigued by this project. If you’re looking to charm one, this no-fuss project is a good place to ssssstart.

Directions 1. Position the card stock horizontally and face up, and cut (see “Tips for Cutting Paper Well” on page 00) it in half to make two 20" x 15" sheets. Repeat the steps below on both sheets.

2. Using a pencil, loosely draw a loopy line down the center of the paper (see Drawing 2 on page 00). Don’t worry if your drawing doesn’t look exactly like the one pictured. As my friend Toby says, “In nature, all snakes in the forest are different.”

3. Lightly draw an outline shape around your loopy line about ¾" wide on each side of the line, exaggerating the shape around the loops. Draw freely as you sketch the snake’s head; you can fine-tune it later when cutting it out.

Utility scissors Glue dots or double-sided tape One 16" x 20" frame

PAPER shown I used 140lb. card stock to make these snakes. 98

MO D E RN PAPE R CRAFTs

99


GREEN LINE REPRESENTS edge of case wrap

modern

modern paper craftS

In Modern Paper Crafts,

paper

craftS

a 21st-century guide to folding, cutting, scoring, pleating, and recycling

Margaret Van Sicklen blows the dust off of traditional paper crafting, presenting more than 20 projects that rely on classic techniques — folding, cutting, scoring and sculpting, pleating, and recycling — but are suited to 21st-century style. The suite of projects in this contemporary volume ranges from gift wrap, holiday ornaments, and note cards to frames, boxes, bowls, silhouettes, wall art, mobiles, and even a folding screen. Step-by-step photo tutorials of basic techniques and illustrated instructions make every project accessible to novice and advanced crafters alike.

Van Sicklen

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stc craft | a melanie falick book ISBN 978-1584798668

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A 21st-Century Guide to Folding, Cutting, Scoring, Pleating, and Recycling

Margaret Van Sicklen photography by jen gotch

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