Friday, December 07, 2012

Posted by Laurel Garver on Friday, December 07, 2012 7 comments
The holiday season is upon us, and that means it's time to...
crack out the paper, scissors, exacto knife and hole punch to craft some out-of-this-world SNOWFLAKES.

To get started, you need to create a simple sketch of the image you're snowflak-izing that's also symmetrical--identical on either side of a fold. The cut-away areas will be the contrast parts of the image, the remaining paper, the primary/background color so to speak. See this page of templates for an example of how it works.

Follow these basic instructions for making a six-pointed snowflake. At step seven, you'll use your folded-in-half sketch to guide where you cut.

Keep in mind that it may take several attempts to arrive at a flake that is recognizable and also aesthetically pleasing.

Check out the themed snowflakes my hubby created working from his own sketches. The TARDIS took the most prototypes to arrive at its final form. He figured out that two-point perspective worked best for creating depth and symmetry to what's largely a big rectangle if viewed from only one side.





























Can you recognize the iconic Dr. Who images in each? Do you like to play around with traditional crafts?

7 comments:

  1. This looks like fun! Thanks for sharing the details. Have a great weekend! :)

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    1. The concept is easily adaptable for whatever your hobby. I can imagine one could also do cool floral snowflakes or holiday themed ones.

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  2. Wow, those are unreal! We have some on our window that my kids did that are--how can I say this--not that good! :)

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    1. My hubby considered studying art in college but decided to become a philosophy prof instead. But the artistic itch hits him pretty regularly.

      But once you get the basic concept, it's not so impossible to branch out into themed snowflakes.

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  3. Beautiful snowflakes! These look like perfect decorations for my apartment windows. :) Especially since we probably won't get snow here. Thanks for sharing this awesome arts and crafts idea...it's been a while since I've done a DIY project like this.

    ~Wendy Lu

    The Red Angel Blog

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    1. We've kept these flakes up year-round, mostly because we like the Whovian theme. :-)

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  4. So lovely! I really want to try the Tardis one. And the Daleks. And - oh, well, all of them!

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