Friday, February 22, 2013

Folds in Style

 Hi! Yesterday was the eclectic Paperie's e-Team Picks: Folded Paper!  FUN FUN Challenge!  Seriously!
As soon as I found out what the challenge was, I knew what I was going to do!  However, I have to warn you, I have NO IDEA WHAT MY FOLD IS CALLED!  So, if someone knows, PLEASE leave a comment on my blog and let me know!  LOL!  I LOVE this fold, but can't remember where I saw it first!  I saved my sample that I had started for something over a year ago, and went back to it when I was creating today's project!  Donna-Marie Cecere is our host for this particular challenge this month!  You HAVE to see the GORGEOUS file box she made.....out of a Kuerig box!  Brilliant!

 This is my completed project.  I took a small canvas and first sponged over the entire top w/ Antique Linen Distress Ink.  Then, I took a polka dot stencil, and w/ some modeling paste, created polka dots.   I did this to mirror the black and cream polka dot paper that I used as a layer.
Once the paste dried, I applied Black Crackle Distress Paint to each dot and let it dry overnight.
Today I applied Rock Candy Crackle Paint to the entire canvas.  I sprayed Tattered Leather Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, along w/ Smooch Frost White and let dry.  I blotted it w/ a paper towel to stop any pooling that was occurring.

Once the crackle paint dried, I sponged the entire canvas w/ Walnut Stain Distress Ink to bring out the crackles.  You can see that in the pictures below.

I adhered all of the layers and flowers and butterfly and that's it!

Below I have pictures of how I created the special fold that I'm showcasing today.  Just in case this intrigues you!

 This is my sample from last year, or maybe even 2 years ago!  Can't remember!

 1.  Take a piece of cardstock and you'll want to use a Scor-Pal or other scoring device.  I am using my Simply Scored from Stampin' Up!
 2.  Angle your paper for diagonal scoring.  You should have 1" spaces between each score line.

3.  Now, slide your paper over 2/16" and score so that you have two lines close together occurring every 1"
4.  Flip the paper the other way and score the same way going in the opposite direction. 

 Here I have drawn lines where all of the score lines and subsequent folds will be.
 5.  Start in one corner and fold the corner over on the far line, and then fold back on the line closest to you.  Do this for each double line.
 Here are 3 folds done to show you what I mean....

 Once you complete each fold, use a bone folder to really get those folds crisp!

 This is what your paper will look like after one set of folds is done.

 Now, turn your paper the other way and start folding in the opposite direction!  I used the paper that I used in the project featured today, because I already had this part folded!  The paper sample that I used above is cardstock, and it wasn't folding nicely!

I hope that you enjoyed your visit here today and perhaps I have inspired you to create a project with this fold!  Whatever it's called!  LOL!

Have a wonderful day!


  1. Erin,
    This turned out really pretty.

  2. Erin...this is beautiful! I love the colors (right up my alley) and the folding is pure genius! Love the text paper and how you used the paste...Great stuff girlfriend!!

  3. Wow... this is amazing Erin! Your special fold creates a spectacular element, and the canvas as a whole is utterly beautiful...
    Alison x

  4. Erin, this is awesome. Absolutely LOVE how that looks on the canvas. LOVE, love love :-)

  5. Wow, that is really an interesting technique. At first when I saw your sample, I thought it was twine interwoven to look like fish net, then I read your steps and realized it was an illusion! How cool. Never seen that before.

  6. I also thought it was twine at first. What a cool effect that folding creates. Brilliant to use the text paper. I love the embossed black dots and how they mirror the black paper. The whole canvas looks like an optical illusion accented with that lovely butterfly and pretty flowers. Well done, Erin.

  7. Erin, this is really cool! I thought you had put a metal grid down. Love how you've done this and thank you for sharing the how-to.

  8. Wow Erin what a great effect your folds have...loove it and going to try and give it a go.
    Thanks fo the inspiration!!

  9. beautiful canvas, cool folding technique, never seen that before.


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