Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Today we're going to do the Waterfull fold, it's super easy & very impressive.
I Scrap on 8 1/2" x11" paper, but u can use 12"x12" if u want. Also u can do up to 6 sq's I only used 4 for this lesson.

K so to start we're going to cut 1 strip (red) of 2 1/2" x 11" paper or 2 1/2"x12" if thats what u want to use, 1 1"x8 1/2"(yellow) or 1"x12". Then we're going to cut 4 sq's @ 2 3/4". U want ur sq's. just a 1/4" bigger than the strip.

Next we're going take our red strip & score it. To do this put in ur score blade & start 2" from the bottom, then we're going to score every 1/2" until we have 5 score lines (as we're doing 4 sq's) Fold along the score line in the same direction (as shown) The more u bend the lines the better it'll move later on.

Now we're ready to glue the 1st sq. on. I like to put the glue on the strip, just be careful not to get glue on the score line. The space that is 2" is now the bottom & thats where we'll glue the 1st sq.
With the 1st sq. added we can add all the others. I like to stamp, glue on pix & embellish before I glue them onto the strip.

So now we've got the hard part done, I hope it's making sense, sometimes I have a hard time explaing things LOL (don't ask y I put together a "how to" blog lol)

This might be the trickiest bit of all & the hardest to explain. Now we're going to take our yellow strip & place it inbetween the bottom sq. & the red strip.

Once u have the waterfull where u want it on the page, u can go ahead & glue it down to the page. Just be super careful not to get any glue on the red, if u do, the pull won't work.

U can add a little "pull tab if u like so people know there's more to come. Don't worry if it's a little stiff @ 1st, it will ease up with time & playing.

Embellish the rest of the page as desired, sometimes I like to add a staple or 2 (or 3) to the yellow strip just for an extra hold. Also be careful with the other embellie's won't get in the way of the flow on the fold.

Thanx for stopping by, hope this makes sense, it was a little harder to explain than I thought it would be!!

No comments:

Post a Comment