Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Tree of Life – Altered book spread

tree of life spread tree opening tree of life Today I finished one of the spreads for Lindsey’s “Think Green” themed altered book.  I built a little pop-up tree of life out of cardstock, painted the B&W plate in the book to liven the trees up, and added text and leaves left over from scrapbook projects.  I like the way it turned out.  Cutting the cardstock is a tricky process, as is attaching it to the base with thread.  I used instructions from Paper Magic: Pop-up Paper Craft, Origamic Architecture by Masahiro Chitani.  Many of the patterns have been made up and you can see them open and close in very short videos on YouTube if you care to.  Ciao!

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