We had an excellent turn out for our Tips & Tricks day on Thursday, where the aim was to explore what creations people could come up with using just simple A4 paper.
Janet had some seriously lairy paper (British dictionary def: gaudy or flashy – webmaster note; you just can’t beat the word lairy when there’s something in front of you which really does necessitate wearing sunglasses!) which turned out to be very useful when trying to work out where the folds go and how to overlap the sheets to make a simple, no-glue, no-cut box.
Jill had an interesting idea using a square sheet. It consisted of folding four sections, rotating the piece as we went, with each section interlocking with the next.
Actually, to be fair, I’ve no idea of the correct way to fold this but while Jill helped Sunny, Michele and I tried to work it out. We managed but via a very long-winded route.
There were books aplenty; stitched, bound, folded, joined and cut.
Rhonda and Michele took on the challenge of a lovely narrow folded box using the original paper pattern. After much concentration and, by working together, they figured it out.
Everyone participated and shared their skills and materials (even with those of us who arrived totally unprepared and without enough base products to even get going).
Using Janet’s template and a bit of guidance Mandy formed a folded ‘envelope’ with concertina accent.
One or two things remained to be resolved by the time we broke for the day. Possibly reading the instructions in the books available as opposed to muddling through might have helped but, hey, where’s the fun in that? We had a great time using our problem solving skills to learn new ways of working with paper.