Monday, December 3, 2007

Ornamentation

I've had a good handful of technical difficulty the past week or so. It seems everything electronic I touched decided to abandon ship! I apologize for not being able to post sooner, but I think I have the bulk of things worked out for now.

These two ornaments are called Geodesic Ornaments. They are created by drawing an equilateral triangle in the center of any size circle, then scoring on the triangle lines, and glueing the scored "tabs" of the circles together in different configurations.

For example, the round ornament takes 20 circles--5 glued together to make a "crown", then 10 glued together in a straight line (which will wrap around and make the center of the ornament), then 5 more glued together to make yet another "crown" that is turned upside down and glued on to the bottom of the ornament to complete it. The oval shaped ornament was made using 16 circles, in a configuration of 4-8-4.

You can see how to assemble this ornament here, on an HGTV craft instruction site. However, I have created a pattern sheet you can use with a 1-3/8" Circle Punch, to avoid all the measuring and just get down to business. Click here to view, or right click to download, my template.
Stampin' Supplies: Wintergreen Designer Series Paper, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Dotto® temporary adhesive, Bone Folder, 2-Way Glue Pen.

1 comment :

My Paper World said...

So pretty! thanks for sharing!