|Starting supplies for this project.|
Mind you, there will be other supplies needed
as this project evolves.
|Don't toss this out|
it can be used on the back of a canvas
for a nice 'hook' to hang on wall!
One of many ideas for this!
|Puncture hole so tip of craft knife will|
have a 'grabbing' point.
|While wearing gloves,|
carefully slice the top portion of
My work surface is a self healing cutting mat.
Make sure to work slowly
|After top and bottom are removed|
and middle portion
is cut in half.
|Remember all the recycled cardboard|
I cut up the other day...
|it comes in handy for many projects.|
|Using two (different sized) square templates|
trace onto aluminium.
I made my templates from recycled plastic
traced from a quilting book.
Make sure the squares will fit on aluminium.
|Using the smaller of the two squared,|
trace one and then cut from recycled cardboard.
|At this point you should have|
one large aluminium square
one smaller aluminium square
and one same size (smaller) square from cardboard.
|Trace smaller square pattern|
to back of larger square.
|Clip out/notch out corners|
of square with craft scissors.
|Tape cardboard square to printed side of|
|Not this side|
|Now tape the smaller aluminium square|
(printed side) to the already taped down cardboard.
|It should look like this sandwich.|
|While wearing gloves, fold over|
edges of the larger aluminuim square
to the smaller side.
|Tap down for smooth fold.|
|This is what it should look like|
after all four sides are folded and
|What it looks like on the other side.|
|On the left over cardboard and cutting mat|
poke holes with push pin.
|I use a ruler for more consistent alignment.|
|At this stage simply poke|
through just a bit...
|It can be difficult to push through|
so I use a 'twisting' method...
|twisting to the left and then to the right...|
|several times until pin pushes cleanly through.|
|One first holes are made,|
I go back and while square is laying on cardboard flat,
I insert push pin cleanly in till hole
widens just a bit.
|After all holes are done.|
I'll finish up with this project later on but
for now I'll leave off here.
Check back tomorrow for the completed project...