Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Cotton Print Trees

Christmas Time with bonded paper and fabric squares folded into mini trees.  
The delicate bright green floral sari prints are all the decorating these simple trees need.

They may be folded from a square of normal paper or light cardboard, but 
here they are made from a fine layer of cotton fabric bonded onto good quality book print paper (those annual share report books have their uses!!)
I love the way the typography gently emerges  through the botanical pattern.

How to fold:
Fold a preliminary base. Squash fold each flap.
Crease fold each point up
Reverse fold the points and tuck under. Once again, squash fold each flap.
Crease fold each flap up. Reverse fold and tuck under.
Join each inside point with a thread. Pull in and tie to secure the tree shape.

If you would like to try the fabric option, here's how it's done using fusible applique paper

Cut a squares of book paper . Cut a square of fusible bonding paper, iron it onto the fabric and cut the square out.
Flatten the paper square, peel the backing paper off the fabric square, and iron the fabric onto the paper square.


stampernancy@hotmail.com said...

brilliant! thanks

Denise Kiggan said...

Thanks Nancy!

Anairam said...

I hope you had a lovely Christmas,and that 2014 will see even more fantastic creativity from you! I love the modular Christmas tree - it is really quite beautiful!